Bilbo seems to be psyching himself up to go face to face with the dragon in the new teaser poster for "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug."
The new look at the hotly anticipated return to Middle Earth was released on the film's Facebook fanpage by Warner Bros. on Sunday night and attracted nearly 70,000 "likes" within hours of its debut.
The captivating art finds the titular hobbit preparing to enter the gates of what appears to be the Lonely Mountain. Smoke is wafting out of the doorway, signaling that a less than warm welcome is likely in store for our hero.
In addition, Warner Bros. revealed that the first trailer trailer for the film will be unveiled Tuesday at 10 a.m. PST / 1 p.m. EST.
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" hits theaters on Dec. 13, 2013.