First Official Image of Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) Movie Image

Here’s your first official look at former Lostee Evangeline Lilly as the bow-slingin’ Elf Tauriel in Peter Jackson’s upcoming “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”. I’m still amazed the first “Hobbit” movie made as much money as it did, and it almost didn’t get made. Go figure.

According to Lilly herself, Tauriel is “slightly reckless and totally ruthless and doesn’t hesitate to kill”. I would be too if I had to wear a funky green outfit that made me look like a character from those Zelda games. Ahem.

Lilly also explains about Tauriel’s position to EW:

Tauriel is the head of the Elven Guard. She’s a Sylvan Elf, which means she’s of a much lower order than the elves we all became acquainted with in The Lord of the Rings. She doesn’t hold the same kind of status that Arwen or Galadriel or Elrond or Legolas do — she’s much more lowly. She sort of goes against the social order of the elves a little bit.

And as for Tauriel’s relationship with LOTR’s most famous Elf, Legolas (pictured below, with Luke Evans from the sequel):

Tauriel’s relationship with Legolas is significant. They’ve known each other since they were children, and Legolas’ dad, [Elven king] Thranduil, has a soft spot for Tauriel and sees something very special in her. So if you grow up side by side, and your dad has a very special spot in his heart for this young woman who’s a fantastic warrior, I think it’s hard not to notice her. That’s probably as much as I can say.

Starring Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Lee Pace, Ian McKellen, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett, Billy Connolly, Evangeline Lilly, Andy Serkis, Luke Evans, Christopher Lee, and Aidan Turner.

Stringing that bow this December 13, 2013.

Get more images and videos in our “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” preview page.

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  • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

    I guess they need material to fill 3 movies. why not throw in the kitchen sink too.

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

      The material was there, I actually think it was smart making another trilogy out of it. It means they aren’t rushing the story, and get to fill in the gaps that people (fans) will most likely be wondering about.

      • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

        Yep. Really smart. They will be getting my money that’s for sure – theater as well as whatever blu-ray director/extended cut that they decide to release.

      • Lexavi80

        It makes economical sense. Story wise though, it would have been great to just have one magnificent Hobbit film.

        Not complaining. I LOVE to be back on Middle Earth, but lets be fair… this is not The Hobbit anymore since the story hardly evolves only on Bilbo. This is Middle Earth, the movie.

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

          That would have been one long movie then. And yes it is very much the Hobbit. I will concede the third film more than any will be more about middle Earth, but otherwise parts one and two are basically the major story of the Hobbit, with the Battle of Five Armies taking place in film 3.