10/23/2013 10:44 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Here's What Benedict Cumberbatch Looks Like Playing Smaug

From the files of Why Didn't This Exist Earlier, Flickr user Tolkienerd grabbed a copy of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" Extended Edition on iTunes and found this delightful screenshot of Benedict Cumberbatch performing his motion-capture work as the dragon Smaug. Cumberbatch plays the fire-breathing lizard in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," which is out in theaters on Dec. 13. Roar.

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