June 11, 2013: The teaser trailer to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is posted online:
The trailer is seen by two Hobbit fans, “Kili” and “Fili” of TheOneRing.net. They video their reaction and post it online. (Disclaimer: A spot of profanity.) “Happy Hobbit Reacts to Desolation of Smaug Trailer”:
Director Peter Jackson enjoys their reaction, shows the video to actors Evangeline Lilly, Orlando Bloom and Lee Pace. The following day, he posts their reaction. See the “Happy Elves”:
And here’s how the girls responded:
Fun! Now we need a reaction from Smaug.