This month’s issue of Empire Magazine focuses on the next film in The Hobbit trilogy, The Desolation of Smaug. Fans are able to choose from four different covers and not only do they feature some of our favorite characters, they also give us a little sneak peek into the locations we will see in December.
The first cover features the leader of our company, Thorin Oakenshield, in Mirkwood. (Never thought I would be so happy to see spider webs!) Gandalf the Grey is shown in Dol Guldur, a place we only saw a little of in An Unexpected Journey. Bard the Bowman, the only one out of the four we haven’t seen on screen yet, graces the third cover. He’s shown in Lake-Town up and ready to fight! The last features Bilbo Baggins holding Sting in Smaug’s lair within Erebor.
This month’s special subscribers will be receiving a different cover which shows all of the characters in front of the Lonely Mountain. It even includes one of the Great Eagles!
Which is your favorite? Is there another character you would have liked to see featured on a cover? Tell us what you think!
This month’s Empire Magazine will be available on newsstands (physically and digitally) starting on Thursday in the UK. You can read more about this issue on Empire’s site.
To see when The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will be released in your country click here.