Exclusive Content: Beorn’s House from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

Exclusive from Warner Bros. and Denny’s, a look into the set and making of Beorn’s house. This was one of my absolute favorite parts of the book when I was a child. I am very excited to see how it is portrayed in the movie. The link to the video is here.

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New Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Sneak Peek!

Just released from the Hobbit Fan Event, this three-minute sneak peek consists of many bits of new footage that will have your inner hobbit squealing in delight! (I should know!) Featuring glimpses of Boern, Bard the Bowman, Azog, Smaug and many others, this fantastic compilation reminds us of how close we are the premiere! (38 days!) A link to the Youtube channel is here. Now bask in the glow of this sneak peek of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, coming to theaters in America on December 13, 2013.

Gandalf and Two Pretty Elves Get Their Own Banners for THE HOBBIT 2

We showed you 3 awesome banners yesterday for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.  Now check out two more.  The first is of our favorite wizard, Gandalf the Grey, played by the amazing Sir Ian McKellen.

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This second poster shows the familiar face of Legolas, played by Orlando Bloom, fighting alongside the female elf specifically created for the film, Tauriel, played by Evangeline Lilly.

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Don’t forget to check out the newest Hobbit trailer, that hints somewhat of a stirring of feelings between the two.

LEGO The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Trailer!

BrotherhoodWorkshop has taken the amazing teaser trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and come up with a fantastic LEGO version! I didn’t this trailer could be anymore amazing, but they had to come along to prove me wrong. Go check out their Youtube channel! Now sit back and bask in the wonderful LEGO The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – Teaser Trailer!

Mirkwood Elves React to Reaction Video of THE HOBBIT: DESOLATION OF SMAUG Trailer

hobbit-reaction-reaction-videoIn a delightful turn of the table, actors Lee Pace (Thranduil), Orlando Bloom (Legolas), and Evangeline Lilly (Tauriel) give their reaction to a reaction video of two of the staff members from TheOneRing.net, Kili and Fili.  Not only that, but the actors do so while in costume!

Thanks to Peter Jackson for filming it.

You can watch the original reaction video of Kili and Fili:

 

First Look at Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel

Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive first look at Evangeline Lilly as the elf warrior Tauriel!

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As previously reported, Lilly will be portraying the character who is being introduced in the second installment of the Hobbit trilogy.

From EW:

When The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hits theaters on Dec. 13, there will be a fresh face among the residents of Middle-earth: Tauriel, an elf warrior played by Evangeline Lilly ofLost fame. “She’s slightly reckless and totally ruthless and doesn’t hesitate to kill,” says Lilly. She’s also not found anywhere in J.R.R. Tolkien’s original fantasy novel, or in any of Tolkien’s other writings for that matter.

Director Peter Jackson and his co-writers on the Hobbit trilogy, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, invented the character to expand the world of the elves of Mirkwood Forest — and to bring some more female energy to the otherwise male-dominated Hobbit narrative. “Tauriel is the head of the Elven Guard,” Lilly explains. “She’s a Sylvan Elf, which means she’s of a much lower order than the elves we all became acquainted with in TheLord 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.”

Tauriel isn’t only a fierce warrior; she has a softer side, too. “She will definitely have a love story,” Lilly says. “I can’t give away too much about it. It’s not a huge focus but it is there and it is important and it does drive Tauriel and her story and her actions.” Will that romance involve Orlando Bloom’s Legolas, by any chance? Lilly won’t say definitively one way or the other, but she does offer this much: “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.” She laughs. “That’s probably as much as I can say.”

Even though you’re not familiar with her character from the book (because she’s not in it), what do you think of the still? Let us know!

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Evangeline Lilly talks Tauriel

Evangeline Lilly is most famous for playing Kate Austen on LOST, but she is hoping to reinvent herself through the much-talked-about Hobbit character, Tauriel. She sat down with TotalFilm.com and dished about Tauriel and her expectations for the Hobbit’s second feature, The Desolation of Smaug.

Evangeline Lilly is playing an entirely new character (ie. not in the book) in the upcoming Hobbit sequels, so it should come as no surprise to find out that the former Lost actress scores a place on our list.

You can read the full feature inside the issue, but here’s a sneak peek at what Lilly had to say about playing Peter Jackson’s woodland Elf, Tauriel.

“She’s a very, very young elf,” Lilly told us. “She’s only 600 years old, unlike Legolas who’s like, 1,900 years old and Thranduil who’s about 3,000 years old. She doesn’t have quite the wisdom and pose that those two boys do; she’s a little more… gritty. A little more spontaneous, passionate perhaps.”

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Since Tauriel is a created character NOT in the books, you’d have to think she will be polarizing. Will she capture audiences the way Liv Tyler did in the Lord of the Rings films, or will her character be determined useless and hurt the franchise’s image? There is a lot at stake.