Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel in the first photo for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
We haven’t had a whole lot of news about the second installment of THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG. I for one am a lot less interested since the first one, THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, was such a let down. Perhaps with lowered expectations they may just scratch the itch of wanting more Middle Earth. Entertainment Weekly has provided the first photo of Evangeline Lilly of “Lost” fame looking quite spectacular as the elf warrior Tauriel. According to the article with Evangeline Lilly, the character is on the low order of elves and a bit of a rebel but she’s pretty tough. If you’re having trouble remembering the character from the book as I was, Tauriel is a bit of a expanded creation by director Peter Jackson for the movies sake. How else are you going to stretch one book into three movies? Supposedly, she’s gonna be a somewhat love intereste for Orlando Bloom’s Legolas.
THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG will follow the Dwarves, Bilbo (who now has the one ring to rule them all) and Gandalf as they continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug. Directed by Peter Jackson, the film will star Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Christopher Lee, Benedict Cumberbatch, Luke Evans, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Cate Blanchett, Andy Serkis, Aidan Turner, Hugo Weaving and a bunch more. It will hit theaters December 13th.