‘The Hobbit’ Smaug spreads its wings on Air NZ plane

By admin | 3 years ago

Air New Zealand on Monday unveiled the first full image of the titular dragon villain of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on one of its planes!

The image is a 54-meter (177-feet) long decal, or giant sticker, emblazoned on both sides of a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Air New Zealand has also released the promotional video revealing the mighty old dragon that really looks impressive!


This is the first time when fans got a chance to see the the director Peter Jackson’s theatrical interpretation of Smaug. Peter Jackson revealed only the dragon’s eye in last year’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy novel “The Hobbit,” the second movie in the Hobbit trilogy will pick up instances from the first one.

Starring Sir Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Sylvester McCoy, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt and Orlando Bloom, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will hit theaters just after ten days on December 13. Whereas the final film There and Back Again will release in December 2014.

Air New Zealand spokesman Andrew Aitken told that this decal will remain there on the plane for at least a year, until the final third film is released.


Source: TheHobbitBlog