desolation-of-smaug We’ve been waiting and waiting for some official word on the first trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Rumours have persistently indicated it would debut on around June 14, potentially attached to Man of Steel.

Now, finally, the British Board of Film Classification has given its stamp of approval for the next Hobbit trailer.

Rated 12A, just like the second trailer for An Unexpected Journey, the trailer will clock in at two minutes and one second. That’s some 25 seconds shorter than the trailers for An Unexpected Journey, but still quite substantial.

The timing also seems a very strong (although still not absolutely, 100% conclusive) indication that the trailer will be attached to Man of Steel.

But what will we see? TORn Staffer Justin points out that when we polled fans before An Unexpected Journey, there was a definite desire to not have Smaug revealed in the trailer. Now the majority seem to want a bigger glimpse.

But what else might we see though? Beorn? Thranduil’s mountain kingdom underground halls? (nb: edited for clarity.) Esgaroth and the Master? Now the guessing game begins.

And as Ringer Rohirrim Rider points out on our boards, will it arrive online first? Or might will Warner Bros. hold it back until the to try and boost Man of Steel’s opening weekend?

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