We’ve had quite a few images from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which hits cinemas on December 13th, but now we’re jumping forward to the third film, The Hobbit: There & Back Again, with the first pic from that movie arriving via EW. And it’ll be exciting for all those who swooned over Legolas in Lord Of The Rings, as it shows Orlando Bloom back in Middle Earth for more elf-ness.
As many will know, Legolas isn’t in the book, so what’s he doing in the movie? Peter Jackson says, “He’s [elven king] Thranduil’s son, and Thranduil is one of the characters in The Hobbit, and because elves are immortal it makes sense Legolas would be part of the sequence in the Woodland Realm.” In the pic Legolas is one of the Hobbit trilogy’s new human faces, Laketown warrior Bard the Bowman (Luke Evans).
EW also has a rather cool new Unexpected Journey shot, showing Gandalf meeting the Goblin King (played by Dame Edna herself, Barry Humphries).