First Look at Legolas in The Hobbit Part 3: There and Back Again

Yes, Legolas in “The Hobbit Part 3: There and Back Again”. The third movie in the trilogy, set for 2014. Hey, beats having to wait an additional two years to see this pic, right?

Luke Evans and Orlando Bloom in The Hobbit Part 3: There and Back Again (2014) Movie Image

I’m told that Legalos (Orlando Bloom’s bow-slingin’ Elf character from the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy) doesn’t actually show up in the book “The Hobbit”, so how does Legolas show up in movie adaptation of “The Hobbit”? Simple, explains Peter Jackson:

He’s [elven king] Thranduil’s son, and Thranduil is one of the characters in The Hobbit, and because elves are immortal it makes sense Legolas would be part of the sequence in the Woodland Realm.

Makes sense to me.

In the pic above, you also see Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman. Who is this Bard fellow? Screenwriter Philippa Boyens explains:

Bard is an interesting character, but [in the book] he’s kind of a random character who comes in after the fact. We take more time introducing him. We know from what follows that he was a father, so we [explore] that. I don’t think we take liberties, because it’s all there in the storytelling.

I think it goes without saying that the three “Hobbit” films takes some, er, “liberties” with the source material, given that they’re squeezing out three movies from one book.

Via : EW



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  • Lexavi80

    Why Legalos? His name is Legolas…

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      Heh heh. I always get his name wrong. Corrected.

      • ErickKwon

        Always liked Mad Magazine’s version: Legolamb. And I had no idea Luke Evans was onboard

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

          He plays Bard the Bowman!! Funny I always saw Evans as a manlier Orlando Bloom and now they’re both archers and standing next to each other really makes Bloom look efemitinite.

          • ErickKwon

            Totally unfamiliar with the book, but would love to see the movie will work in a competitive angle with the two along the lines of the Legolas/Gimli arc

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            That’d be interesting. Not sure how much they’re going to have Legolas in the film, but seeing these two together actually makes me think he not only shows up In Mirkwood with his father but for the battle of five armies between the Goblins and Wargs of Moria and the Misty Mountains, and The Woodelves of Mirkwood, The men of the Long Lake (a town next to a lake), the Dwarves that dwealt near and around the Lonely mountain where Smaug the dragon lives, and teh great Eagles.