Men precis som Coming Soon påpekar så finns det en del gött. Bland annat detta:
I think one of the designs I’m the proudest of is Smaug. Obviously he took the longest.
It’s actually still active: we’re finishing his colour palette and a little bit of the texture. But the bulk of the design took about a year, solid. It’s because of the unique features of the dragon.
Early in production I came up with a very strong idea that would separate Smaug from every other dragon ever made. The problem was implementing that idea. But I think we’ve nailed it.
Så Smaug ska se ut som ingen annan drake gjort tidigare? Hm. Bara det inte är som så att han ska glittra i sol-ljuset likt diamanter… Burr burr…