Movie Exclusive – First Official Look at Evangeline Lilly in “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

Fans of The Hobbit series will be intrigued to know that we finally have our first look at Evangeline Lilly as her character Tauriel in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug!

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly Lilly had this to say about her character:  “She’s slightly reckless and totally ruthless and doesn’t hesitate to kill.” Although her character was not in any of J.R.R Tolkien’s original work, Peter Jackson and his writing  team felt it was necessary to add this strong female character in this male-dominated story.

Lilly also explained a bit of her character’s backstory in the interview: “Tauriel is the head of the Elven Guard. She’s a Sylvan Elf, which means she’s of a much lower order than the elves we all became acquainted with in The Lord 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.”

Plus, she was teasing at a potential romantic storyline: “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. 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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And finally, for those Tolkien fans who are not so sure about adding in this new character, she had this to say:  “I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that there are going to be people who will totally hate Tauriel, think that she shouldn’t be in the movie, that it’s a betrayal of Tolkien, and no matter what I do it won’t be right. There will be everything between that and people who adore her and think it’s such a fun thing to have added to the film. I kind of got prepped for that being on Lost, because we had avid fans who were really extreme in their feelings about the show and its characters. But I think if anyone knows how to respect Tolkien, it’s Peter, Fran and Phil. And Tauriel fits perfectly in that world.”

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hits theaters December 13, 2013! What do you think of this interview with Evangeline Lilly? Do you think Peter Jackson and his writing team made the right choice adding Tauriel into the story? What do you think of the possibility of a romantic storyline? Sound off in the comments!

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Broadway – Orlando Bloom to star in Production of “Romeo and Juliet”

William Shakespeare’s classic play, Romeo and Juliet, will be returning to Broadway for the first time in nearly four decades. Recent casting announcements have revealed that this production has gained some talented actors and actresses.

To begin with, it was recently publicized that actor Orlando Bloom will be making his Broadway debut and playing Romeo. Bloom will be joined by Tony-Award nominees Condola Rashad as Juliet, Joe Morton as Lord Capulet, and Jayne Houdyshell as the nurse. However, the Tony-nominated director, David Leveaux, has slightly adapted this classic tale by setting it in modern times and adding the aspect of ethnicity to the story.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Leveaux states:  “Shakespeare did not only write of his world – he imagined ours. The very improbability that two young people might, through their imaginations and their courage, change the world by overcoming the cynical tyranny of division handed down to them by their elders, is the best and happily most improbable reason I can imagine to bring this story to the Broadway stage today.”

There will be previews of the show starting August 24 and opening night is on September 19 at Broadway’s Richard Rodgers theater. What do you think of the casting choices? What do you think of Leveaux choice to adapt Shakespeare’s classic play? Would you be interested in seeing this production and version of Romeo and Juliet?

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Source: Entertainment Weekly

New Character Posters for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”

Warner Brothers recently released seventeen (17) new character posters for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. These posters give fans another look at Gandalf, Bilbo, Gollum, and Galadriel. Plus, each of the dwarves has his own poster.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is set to hit theaters in just a few weeks on December 14, 2012. What do you think of these new posters? Do they make you even more excited for the film?

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“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” – Exclusive New Trailer

Today Warner Brothers Studios released the second trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. This is such an amazing trailer it it gives fans a more in-depth look at the Dwarves, some trolls, and even goblins! Definitely a trailer you do not want to miss!

Watch it here on Apple Movie Trailers:

You can also watch the five alternate endings here on official Hobbit movie website. Let TrulyLuminary know what you think of this new trailer in the comments below, on Twitter, or on our Facebook page! 

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Exclusive New Photos from “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”

For those of you who are fans of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, you will be very excited to know that there were twenty-eight (28) exclusive new photos released today for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. However, everyone over at Stone Street Studios in Wellington have been busy because it was decided that The Hobbit films are going to be divided into a trilogy.

As most of you may know, the official title and release date for the final film, The Hobbit: There and Back Again,was recently announced and it will be hitting theaters July 18, 2014. Also, there was a new title announced for the second instalment in the trilogy and it is now going to be called The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

What do you think of these new photos? Are you looking forward to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, when it hits theaters on December 14, 2012? I want to hear your opinions so let me know what you think in the comments below!

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“The Hobbit” – Part Three Gets a Title and Release Date

For those of you who are fans of Peter Jackson and The Lord of the Rings series, you are aware that Jackson split The Hobbit films into a trilogy. Another exciting announcement was made by Warner Bros and MGM Pictures recently as they released the official release date and title for the final Hobbit film.

The official title of the final film is The Hobbit: There and Back Again and it will be hitting theaters on July 18, 2014. There was also a new title announced for the second instalment, it is now going to be called The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and it will be released on December 13, 2013.

According to Deadline Hollywood, additional filming will be needed to complete the trilogy and they will be filming  at Stone Street Studios in Wellington, and on location in New Zealand.

What do you think of this news? Do you think these films will work better as a trilogy? Are you looking forward to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which hits theaters on December 14, 2012? Let me know in the comments below!


“The Hobbit” – Ten New Photos and “Entertainment Weekly” Cover

Even though the first part of The Hobbit film does not come out until December, Entertainment Weekly has released exclusive photos in preparation for Comic-Con in San Diego. This weeks edition of the magazine also has a cover featuring Martin Freeman (as Bilbo Baggins) and Ian McKellen (as Gandalf.)  There is also an interview with Freeman, McKellen, and of course Peter Jackson in which they give some details about what went on on the set and about the film itself.

If you haven’t already, be sure to have a look at the official blog covering the production of The Hobbit:

Are you looking forward to seeing the first instalment of The Hobbit movies? What do you think of these new photos?

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