Legolas And Tauriel Take Center Stage In Clip From THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG

Legolas And Tauriel Take Center Stage In Clip From THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG

Check out this new clip from Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug featuring Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly) and Legolas (Orlando Bloom). The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug arrives in US theaters on Dec. 13.

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Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug Clip

Interesting enough, neither one of these characters appear in the original version of The Hobbit from J.R.R. Tolkien. However, Legolas is an elf, a race of Middle-earth that's immortal and show signs of age very slowly. An elf isn't considered an adult until they're 100 years-old. And with the events of The Lord of the Rings taking place a mere 60 years after The Hobbit, it's not unthinkable that Legolas would be alive and well during that time. The female elf, Tauriel, is an entirely new character created by Jackson to bring some femininity to the otherwise, male-dominated, original tale from Tolkien.

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain and the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.

Having survived the beginning of their unexpected journey, the Company continues East, encountering along the way the skin-changer Beorn and a swarm of giant Spiders in the treacherous forest of Mirkwood. After escaping capture by the dangerous Wood-elves, the Dwarves journey to Lake-town, and finally to the Lonely Mountain itself, where they must face the greatest danger of all - a creature more terrifying than any other; one which will test not only the depth of their courage but the limits of their friendship and the wisdom of the journey itself - the Dragon Smaug.

Ian McKellen returns as Gandalf the Grey, with Martin Freeman in the central role of Bilbo Baggins, and Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield. The international ensemble cast is led by Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, and Orlando Bloom as Legolas. The film also stars (in alphabetical order) John Bell, Manu Bennett, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Lawrence Makoare, Sylvester McCoy, Graham McTavish, Dean O'Gorman, Mikael Persbrandt, and Aidan Turner.
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