Several character posters were released yesterday in the hours leading up to the trailer. Feast your eyes upon the gorgeousness:
Had to save Smaug for last. It was the best. XD Can't help it, but I like dragons. Smaug not so much, since he's evil, but he's going to be undeniably awesome. I knew it all along.
Just look at the detail WETA put into his eye - look at the veins in the iris, the scelera (where does the iris end and the scelera begin, anyway?). Look at the scales around his eye. Look at Bilbo's reflection. Simply marvelous.
Oh, and now I feel the need to end with this:
Smaug is watching you...
In Pace Christi,