desolation-of-smaug You’d like to ask Peter Jackson a question during the Sneak Peek at Desolation of Smaug that’s happening on March 24?

Well, the good news is that you can submit your video question (it looks like Jackson and his team are only accepting video questions) right now. You can submit your video question anytime from March 12-19 via any of the following means.


  • The Hobbit Facebook page;
  • (this seems to be one for the Mac users);
  • Or, by Tweeting a links to your video question and hashtagging it with #askPeterJackson.


You can obtain a sneak peek access code when you buy The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on the Blu-Ray Combo Pack, 3D Blu-Ray Combo Pack or 2-Disc DVD Special Edition. This is the only way to watch the live first look at The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

We recommend Mr Cere’s comprehensive AUJ DVD-Blu-ray options round-up if you’re still thinking over all the purchase options.

Peter Jackson will host the live first look at on Sunday March 24 at 3pm Eastern Daylight Time. If you’re not quite sure when this is in your time zone, check out our very handy Event Announcer. The content will be streamed live and an edited version will be archived on the Trilogy’s official website.

Other sneak peek unconfirmed rumours

hobbit-desolation-smaug One internet source seems to think that the sneak peak footage at The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug will be either a trailer or a teaser trailer.

ComicBookMovie writes: There’s no word on when or if the trailer will be released at a later date for those that don’t make the purchase.

The section I’ve emphasised is what seems (to me, anyway), indicate that they believe, or have heard, the footage will be in the form of a trailer. We’ll have to wait and see whether that’s correct. You can read their newsbrief in full here.

Also, if you read the news brief, you might be surprised to see an picture of what seems to be a Smaug-in-progress. Don’t panic! Yes it is Smaug, but it’s not Weta’s version — it’s from an old stage play. Here’s the source. So now you can breathe again, yes?

And, as we reported a few days ago, TVNZ reckons the whole shebang will go between 10 and 20 minutes.