Elves Evangeline Lilly + Orlando Bloom are armed in new Hobbit pic

A new photo from Peter Jackson’s second Hobbit film, The Desolation of Smaug, has been released, showing off some new and old characters who’ll be popping up in the sequel.

Entertainment Weekly has released a pic showing Orlando Bloom’s Legolas and Evangeline Lilly’s Tauriel, in what seems to be a meeting of elf warriors. Why they’re armed and ready for action? We’ll probably have to wait until December to find out.

After taking his time and re-establishing the world with the first Hobbit film, it seems Jackson will be ramping up the action in part two of his adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s acclaimed novel. The addition of Tauriel should add some much-needed girl power, while it's always nice to have Legolas back slinging arrows.

Check out the new photo above and let us know what you think about Jackson's decisions while bringing the book alive as a film trilogy.

(Via Entertainment Weekly)

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