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