'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' teaser poster debuts

the-hobbit-the-desolation-of-smaug-teaser-poster.jpgDirector Peter Jackson posted a teaser poster for "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" on his official Facebook page, two days before the first trailer for the film is expected to make its way to the internet.

The poster features a looming Lonely Mountain, but no sign of the dragon Smaug. We recently got our first look at Evangeline Lilly as the elf Tauriel with long, flowing red hair, poised with bow and arrow. Some fans are less than thrilled about the character's inclusion in the film, as she is a creation of Jackson's and was not part of J.R.R. Tolkien's books.

An image released in Dec. 2012 depicts Martin Freeman's Bilbo Baggins looking rather frightened as he stairs up from a pile of gold coins in the den of Smaug.

"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" won't be in theaters until Dec. 13, 2013, so keep your eyes peeled for the next big teaser in the way of an official trailer on Tuesday. In the meantime, relive the TV spot below:

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