Photos: Seven New Character Posters for ‘The Hobbit’ and Fan Event

(MGM)

Are you free this afternoon? (MGM)

Metro Goldwyn Mayer has released seven new character posters for Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug via Facebook. The Hobbit Facebook page has some three million “Likes” with three hundred thousand people talking about what’s going on at the moment. If you’re in the mood to talk Middle-earth, and you’re not already a fan, this is a great spot to catch up with others looking forward to the release of the new film on December 13 in the U.S.

If you scroll down, following the character posters, you’ll see an invite to a fan event taking place today, November 4, at 2pm PT/5pm ET with all the needed details.

We noticed that IMDb (Internet Movie Database) lists Benedict Cumberbatch first in the credits. The actors are not listed alphabetically or based on first seen in the film but actually according to IMDb’s “STARmeter”. Woah, we hope this doesn’t cause a strife between the Sherlock co-stars, Cumberbatch and Freeman. We’re guessing things will be okay. Even though Cumberbatch is listed first, his character Smaug has not received a character poster. We have a sneaky feeling we won’t get a glimpse of Smaug the dragon until seeing the actual film.

With that said, check out the character posters that MGM did release here:

Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins. (MGM)

Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins. (MGM)

Ian McKellen as Gandalf. (MGM)

Ian McKellen as Gandalf. (MGM)

Lee Pace as Thranduil. (MGM)

Lee Pace as Thranduil. (MGM)

Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel. (MGM)

Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel. (MGM)

Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman. (MGM)

Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman. (MGM)

Orlando Bloom as Legolas. (MGM)

Orlando Bloom as Legolas. (MGM)

Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield.

Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield.

The poster says "Tomorrow" which we believe is "Today" as it was posted yesterday. If that makes sense?

The event takes place Monday, November 4, 2013 at 2pm PT/5pm ET.

Do you have a favorite character so far?