Meet Evangeline Lilly's elf in 2 new Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug clips

We’re less than two weeks away from getting to see The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, and the studio has dropped two intriguing new clips from Peter Jackson’s latest sequel. Tolkien fans, say hello to Tauriel.

Both clips are very elf-centric, which fits with the trailers that appear fairly heavy on elf activity — so those who have missed the pointy-eared archers should be more than pleased. Plus, we finally get to see a bit more of those new faces.

One clip focuses on newly created elf Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly), who has a good bit of sexy angst going on with Lord of the Rings ass-kicker Legolas (Orlando Bloom). It delves into their backstory a bit more, and gives us a feel for how Tauriel will fit into the universe. It seems to work, at least in the minute or so of footage here. There's no embed available, so check that one out at Entertainment Weekly.

The second clip is a bit darker in tone (choice quote: “Death is upon you”) and once again features Legolas in action. This one seems to set up some of the foreboding for badness to come (hey, it is the middle installment), but it plays appropriately tense.

Check that clip out below via IGN:

The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Richard Armitage, Sylvester McCoy, John Bell and Benedict Cumberbatch. The flick opens Dec. 13.

What’d you think of the footage? 

(Via Collider)

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