The first full look at The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug‘s titular dragon is here! The greedy, strong and wicked worm is featured on the side of an Air New Zealand Boeing 777-300ER, currently en route from Auckland to Los Angeles. The airline has just released a time-lapse video of the plane being prepped, which reveals the design for Smaug. Check out the full video in the player below!
The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece “The Hobbit,” by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug opens in 3D, 2D and IMAX theaters on December 13.