The trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is here!
I’m interested to see how the Legolas story line plays out. It’s feasible that he would have been alive during Bilbo’s wanderings, but he never actually appeared in The Hobbit. And Evangeline Lilly’s Tauriel? Totally fabricated. The Hobbit is short on Middle Earth ladies, so I can understand why Peter Jackson wanted to add that particular kind of fluff.
However, I can’t help but be a bit trepidatious about her creation and Legolas’ inclusion. Isn’t there enough story to be told?
Perhaps not, what with an entire trilogy is being scraped together from one shortish novel for children.
What do you think? Let me know in the comments!