THE HOBBIT: First Look At Luke Evans As 'Bard The Bowman'

As any Tolkien buff will know, Bard plays a very significant role towards the end of The Hobbit, but we had yet to see so much as a glimpse of actor Luke Evans in character as the Laketown bowman, until now. Check out some BTS images after the jump..

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The Welsh actor - who has had supporting roles in Clash Of The Titans and Robin Hood among other things - recently revealed that Bard will have a significantly larger role in Peter Jackson's movie(s) than he did in the book, which to be fair, wouldn't exactly be difficult! Big thanks to Celluloid And Cigarette Burns for the pics, pay em a visit at the link below.

The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers.

Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever…Gollum.

Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s "precious" ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities … A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey hits theaters December 14th.






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schneider625 - 11/7/2012, 5:36 PM
He needs to be the next Batman.
JoeMomma29 - 11/7/2012, 5:37 PM
Nice!!!!
Carne - 11/7/2012, 5:42 PM
This is from the alternate 8th vlog which was shown at Comic Con. It was leaked a couple of weeks ago, but I haven't seen any links since that.
NorseGod - 11/7/2012, 5:53 PM
I liked Bard, I'm glad his role is being expanded.
TheSoulEater - 11/7/2012, 5:56 PM
he's going to look bamf
Sortis - 11/7/2012, 6:01 PM
JDUKE25 - 11/7/2012, 6:25 PM
Looks awesome

JerBear - 11/7/2012, 6:28 PM
Legolas, Hawkeye, Katniss, Merida, Green Arrow, Bard.
Pooh - 11/7/2012, 6:58 PM
I'm a little disappointed that he doesn't look like the cartoon.

Brady1138 - 11/7/2012, 7:00 PM
Ok, I guess, nothing very unique about his look.
Pooh - 11/7/2012, 7:03 PM
You guys forgot Diana, the goddess of the hunt.

l0rdleg0las - 11/7/2012, 8:54 PM
Evans would be my choice for either the new Batman or for who takes over for RDJ with Iron Man
elessarundomiel2382 - 11/7/2012, 9:15 PM
@Pooh your picture is not of Luke Evans
elessarundomiel2382 - 11/7/2012, 9:15 PM
Now thats a long bow
DarthTesla - 11/7/2012, 9:59 PM
[frick] yeah, Bard is the man.
GnomeSauce - 11/7/2012, 10:12 PM
The dude from The Walking Dead also uses a crossbow.
Jolt17 - 11/8/2012, 12:04 AM
Awesome actor. Looking awesome.

l0rdleg0las: We share the same idea of him becoming the new Stark.
pepe - 11/8/2012, 12:11 AM
Bard the woman...
jimmymcnulty - 11/8/2012, 4:01 AM
Fogs - 11/8/2012, 5:16 AM
And battlefield aftermath, which will feature crossbows :P
Fogs - 11/8/2012, 5:17 AM
@Pooh - the cartoon is shit.


comicb00kguy - 11/8/2012, 6:38 AM
The cartoon is most certainly NOT shit, or anything close to it. Our upcoming adaptation may be better, and it will certainly be more thorough, but that does not mean the cartoon adaptation was bad. Please consider when it came out. That was a low period for animation, with very little theatrical animation being produced, and TV animation being heavily censored by the networks' Nazi nannies. Bakshi cared enough to produce the film in full animation, and he did the best job he could with the tools he had available.
comicb00kguy - 11/8/2012, 6:43 AM
As to our first look at Bard the Bowman, he certainly doesn't disappoint. The usual fine job is done by the costume department. Regulars around here know how purist I am about costumes, and one of the things I love most about Jackson's Tolkien films is how everyone looks just as I always imagined them when I read the books. If only superhero films took such care to make the characters appear just as they do in the books!

It should be a while until we see him, though. He shouldn't show up at all until the second film. We're what- a month out from seeing the first one now? I'll be there Thursday night when it opens.
DemonicJoker666 - 11/8/2012, 9:42 AM
this is the year of archery in film
Fogs - 11/8/2012, 11:02 AM
@comicb00kguy - c'mon you know I just pulled a grif there right? I even posted the pic!

@bropous - on the 70's LoTR cartoon radagast was an eagle. Is that one you're talking about?
Ryguy88 - 11/8/2012, 11:36 AM
Oh no! The source material is being altered!
Dedpool - 11/8/2012, 12:13 PM
this is funny to me cause I have always said that Luke Evans is like a more manly Orlando Bloom, and here they are both Archers in Middle Earth!
Yogath - 11/9/2012, 8:13 PM
Hey it's the Huntsman from Snow White and the Huntsman, only with a 20th century overcoat.

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