First look! Orlando Bloom reprises his role as arrow-shooting Legolas in new Hobbit movie trailer

6aThe pointy eared archer Legolas is back.

The immortal elven prince, portrayed by Orlando Bloom, makes a fiery entrance in the new trailer for the second installment of the Hobbit trilogy, The Desolation Of Smaug.

With his trademark blonde half ponytail and long bow, Orlando slides into frame in the opening sequences of the teaser drawing an arrow on Thorin Oakenshield, played by Richard Armitage, threatening: ‘Do not think I won’t kill you dwarf.’

Orlando, with his bow fully drawn, says the lines after careening down a steep leaf strewn knoll only to land effortlessly on his feet.

Legolas is later seen talking with Evangeline Lilly’s new elven character Tauriel, as she appears to convince him of offering his aid to the dwarves and the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins, saying: ‘It is our fight.’

But Orlando, 36, draws his bow more than once in the trailer, as he can be seen aiming at the head of an Orc during a battle scene in a sunlit clearing on a mountain top.

The appearance of Legolas will most likely be an unexpected development for fans of the fantasy novel The Hobbit, which preceded the epic J.R.R. Tolkien trilogy The Lord Of The Rings. While Orlando’s character featured prominently in both the books and Peter Jackson’s film version of the three part LOTR series, he was not in the original story of The Hobbit.

Jackson offered an explanation for writing Legolas into the Hobbit films to Entertainment Weekly: ‘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.’

The director also promised that Orlando’s appearance is ‘more than a cameo.’

Another new character to the movie is actress Evangeline Lilly’s character Tauriel, who was created specifically for the new film and as a possible love interest for Orlando.

More pictures and trailer below.6b6c

OK, my expectation for this film is getting higher.

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5 Comments

  1. anyibaba

     /  June 12, 2013

    Orlando needs this, his career has been dwindling. He looks kinda digitally altered though, way too smooth around the face.

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  2. Michael

     /  June 12, 2013

    *facepalm* please Jackson, stop! For the love of Yavanna, don’t make no more alterations!

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  3. kachi

     /  June 13, 2013

    Lols, and we’ld so sit tight and enjoy the cameo-ed ride..afta all,we no get choice

    Reply

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