image If you’re one of the people avoiding the iTunes digital download option for the Extended Edition of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in favour of a Blu-ray or DVD you can hold in your hot little hand, here’s something to tide you over while you wait.

Courtesy of Warner Bros., io9 has this little clip (also embedded below) of Elrond and Gandalf talking about the pros and cons of clearing Smaug from Erebor which Bilbo and Thorin happen to overhear. I won’t say anymore because I know there are a bunch of people out there studiously avoiding EE spoilers.

Bootnote: Some folks have also written to us to let us know about the existence of various bootleg clips in the wild on the internet that reveal other EE scenes. Unfortunately, we can’t really link to them because of copyrights, but a bit of deft googling will probably bring them up for keen readers.

And, of course, if you like what you see, you might like to grab a copy of the EE for yourself.