On Monday, eager Hobbit fans got the chance to meet new cast members - Orlando Bloom
, Evangeline Lilly
, Lee Pace
and Luke Evans
- joining the highly anticipated second film in “The Hobbit” Trilogy, The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
, as part of a global fan celebration.
Held simultaneously around the world, each of the satellite-linked cinemas in Los Angeles, New York, London and Wellington, New Zealand broadcast director Peter Jackson
, members of his cast and filmmaking team as they showed exclusive footage from the film and answered questions in front of a live audience.
Below is one of the fantastic surprises they had in store.
Additionally, in cities across the globe – including Brussels, Belgium; Hamburg, Germany; Madrid, Spain; Mexico City, Mexico; Miami, Florida, USA; Paris, France; Rome, Italy; Sydney, Australia; and Toronto, Canada – fans were invited to gather at select cinemas to be among the first to see the