Exclusive New Still from “The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug”

Even though the wait between films seems long and can be upsetting, Peter Jackson and Warner Brothers now how to keep fans happy. Entertainment Weekly recently released a new still that features actors Orlando Bloom and Evangeline Lilly as their Hobbit characters, Legolas and Tauriel.

Back when we got our first look at Lilly as her Hobbit character, she teased the potential romantic relationship between Tauriel and Legolas by saying: “She will definitely have a love story. 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. Tauriel’s relationship with Legolas is significant.”

She also had this to say about the history between the two characters: “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.”

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What do you think is going on in this photo? Do you think Tauriel and Legolas will form a romantic relationship? Are you looking forward to seeing their storyline unfold? Be sure to go see The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug when it hits theaters December 13, 2013!

Source:  Entertainment Weekly

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