Benedict Cumberbatch Doesn’t Need Your Puny CGI to be Smaug

We knew Peter Jackson didn’t need all that CGI! Check out Benedict Cumberbatch’s motion-capture work for Smaug—we wouldn’t steal gold from his lair, even before he’s transformed into a murderous dragon. Click through for more stills! 

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Gaaah! He also apparently crawled around on tables while syncing his lines. 

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This must have been fun to shoot. Check out some more stills here, and remember never to tickle a sleeping Cumberbatch. 

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