November 5th, 2013
02:43 PM ET
With "The Hobbit" sequel's December 13 release date now just a touch more than a month away, director Peter Jackson is unleashing every teaser he's got.
At a fan event on Monday, anxious "Hobbit" fans were sated with a fresh sneak peek - and this one so close on the heels of the last full-length look we got at "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug."
The new clip is a healthy three-minutes long, and dramatically sets the scene with the warning that Middle Earth is in "grave danger."
Where the first installment in "The Hobbit" trilogy, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," might have been more meandering than fans would have hoped, the "Desolation of Smaug" is trying its hardest to show that this film will be far more action-packed than the last.
One thing is for sure: we wouldn't be nearly as brave as one particular hobbit when coming face-to-fire with the "king under the mountain":
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