Richard Armitage

Richard Armitage

Richard Armitage says things keep going wrong for the dwarves in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

Armitage will be back as Thorin Oakenshield in the highly anticipated second Hobbit film from director Peter Jackson - the trailer promises is that it will be a very exciting instalment.

However, Armitage has hinted that things keep going from bad to worse for the dwarves as they continue to try and reclaim their home of Ereborn.

Speaking to Empire the actor said: ‘As the journey goes on, they keep getting themselves in bother. It’s as if they are tripping towards the door. The dwarves break into two halves after Lake-town. Kili gets injured and has to remain behind so the dwarves break.

“If it couldn’t go any more wrong, it goes more wrong. When they get there, they have very little resource apart from the burglar.”

The Desolation of Smaug will introduce us to the character of Smaug - the dragon that we got only a tiny glimpse of in the first film.

Smaug will be brought to life by Benedict Cumberbatch, while Orlando Bloom and Luke Evans are a couple of the other new characters to watch out for.

The Desolation of Smaug will be the first big screen outing for Armitage since the success of An Unexpected Journey - a movie that went on to gross over $1 billion at the global box office.

But the actor has also completed work on Into The Storm, a film that sees him team up with director Steven Quale and actress Sarah Wayne Callies.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is released 13th December.

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