Given the chyron over one of the photos in this set, it’s safe to assume that this peek at Benedict Cumberbatch going through the motions as Smaug will eventually be part of a behind-the-scenes video. With a Peter Jackson film, the behind-the-scenes videos are half the fun. I’ve watched hours of Andy Serkis scampering like Gollum and acting from great heights at Naomi Watts. Here, of course, we have some images of the lovely Benedict Cumberbatch doing his best dragon. I thought it might be relevant to your interests.