Ever since we were teased in true Peter Jackson style at the end of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey with the image of Smaug the dragon fans have been hoping for a glimpse of the mammoth dragon.
Today their prayers were answered as the trailer to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug swarmed the internet, surely set to become a viral smash.
Smaug will voiced but flavour of the year Benedict Cumberbatch, fresh from his starring role in Star Trek Into Darkness as John Harrison/Khan.
Now Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) has claimed the One Ring to rule them all from Gollum, the dwarves, Gandalf and Bilbo now continue their journey to free their gold from the clutches of the monstrous dragon.
Here’s the trailer: