Director Peter Jackson has shared seven new character posters from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. These beautiful new posters give us a closer look at some of the characters we have come to love and some new characters that will be joining the franchise.
The posters feature Martin Freeman as Bilbo, Ian McKellen as Gandalf, Orlando Bloom as Legolas, Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel, Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield, Lee Pace as Thranduil, and Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman.
Most fans are aware that Evangeline Lilly’s character, Tauriel is not in the original story, but the filmmakers added her character in as they wanted to include a strong female presence. Plus, they wanted to also have the option of a potential romantic storyline between Tauriel and Legolas.
WHat do you think of these new posters? Who is your favorite character from The Hobbit? Do you think the filmmakers were smart to add in Tauriel to the story?
Source: Peter Jackson’s Facebook Page