Here's a promo poster -- available at this month's San Diego Comicon, for "The Hobbit."
Benedict Cumberbatch, star of the excellent "Sherlock" series, will play Smaug, the dragon, in the upcoming "Hobbit" film. He'll wear a big dragon suit. No. Actually"motion-capture" animation will be used for a CGI Smaug, while Cumberbatch also lends his voice to the role. Interestingly, Cumberbatch's Dr. Watson, Martin Freeman, will be in the lead role of Bilbo.