The Chiefest of Calamities Will Hit the Hobbit Fandom!

This week begins the ‘promotion week’ for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which means a lot of publicity events and interviews for the fans to feast their eyes on!

It all began with yesterday’s (November 1) live Facebook question and answer event with two of the movie’s cast members, Aidan Turner (Kili) and Dean O’Gorman (Fili).

It continues today with the livestream of the world premiere event in Los Angeles, at 6:30 PM (PT)/ 9:30 PM (ET). See it here

Also, the cast will be making appearances in late night shows this week:

Jimmy Kimmel Live

December 2: Orlando Bloom (Legolas Greenleaf)

December 3: Martin Freeman (Bilbo Baggins)

December 4: Benedict Cumberbatch (Smaug/Necromancer)

Late Show With David Letterman

December 9: Ian McKellen (Gandalf the Grey)

Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson

December 2: Evangeline Lily (Tauriel)

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

December 4: Orlando Bloom

Chelsea Lately

December 4: Orlando Bloom

Conan

December 4: Evangeline Lily

December 11: Benedict Cumberbatch

Not late night, but in the list anyway: Live! With Kelly and Michael

December 13: Evangeline Lily

The cast also revealed the traveling museum (video here), and the latest design for Air New Zealand this week (the airplane features a 70 feet artwork of the dragon Smaug)

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NEW: PREVIEWS FOR THE SOUNDTRACK OF “THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG” HAS BEEN RELEASED. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

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NEW: PREVIEWS FOR THE SOUNDTRACK OF “THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG” HAS BEEN RELEASED

Today, November 15, Entertainment Weekly released previews of ALL 29 songs on the soundtrack, all composed by Howard Shore. Shore also worked with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey‘s and The Lord of the Rings‘s soundtracks, so he’s a veteran in the field of composing for these epics.

The soundtrack will be released on December 10 and includes I See Fire, the end credits song for Desolation Of Smaug, written and composed by Ed Sheeran (as mentioned in a previous blog post)