It’s been said and proven that Peter Jackson had also had plenty of trouble trying to put his The Hobbit film trilogy into the big screen before his first success in 2012 when An Unexpected Journey managed to hit theaters in December of that year. It proved to be a huge success in both that year and the following as the home videos came out around April of 2013 and raked in its own profits. Heck, it seems that Peter Jackson isn’t even done with the first installment as it is confirmed that the film will indeed include some extended scenes in later releases to home video. Now that is something to look forward to while we wait for Desolation of Smaug to reach theaters this December!
Unfortunately though, it seems that all good things must come to an end and it’s quite true with the film cast and crew of The Hobbit as well. While fans need not worry as there is definitely more to come with Desolation of Smaug still due to come out this year and There and Back Again scheduled for late next year, it seems that filming is almost complete for the whole trilogy. Yup, that means that some of the actors included in the film are done and are now going back their respective careers.
Next up is Orlando Bloom. Before Lord of the Rings and his role as Legolas, he mostly played minor roles such as a rent boy in the film Wilde. Thankfully however, his role in Lord of the Rings proved to be highly successful and he went on to take roles in other film franchise such as Pirates of the Caribbean and other less successful films like Kingdom of Heaven, Troy and Three Musketeers. It was quite a surprise when he made an entry in Peter Jackson’s video blog in a tearful and somewhat intoxicated farewell.
Finally we have Evangeline Lilly whom we all remember well from episodes of Lost. Well, at least now she’s no longer a fugitive although her hot blood is still quite apparent in her character Tauriel. Oh well, she’s supposed to be young for an elf (maybe about 600!) and not really into all the quiet and graceful wisdom elves are known for. Anyway, it seems that her part is done too and we can all wait eagerly for what waits for us in Desolation of Smaug in December.