"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" won't be in theaters until December 13, but Warner Bros. is giving fans an early taste with a trio of new images from the film featuring Bilbo (Martin Freeman), Legolas (Orlando Bloom) and Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly). Check out all the pics in the gallery below.

A former contributor to sites including MTV's The Backlot and Bloody-Disgusting, Chris Eggertsen worked in film development before indulging his love of pop culture writing full time. He specializes in horror, the intersection of social issues and entertainment and Howard Stern. He's on Twitter @HitFixChris.