So there you have it, it seems that Peter Jackson and his crew are finally finishing up with The Hobbit films and are ready for release soon enough. So don’t worry Ringers, we can surely look forward to more as Wingnut films is almost ready to present us with what we’re waiting for in the following few months. Already we have the first trailer for the second film, The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, released not long ago after the release of Man of Steel on the big screen and the fans are already ecstatic over what they will probably see in the up and coming sequel. Cue also the cheer of fans when it was announced that Unexpected Journey will be receiving some extended scenes just to spice things up.
Now though, it seems that the journey is wrapping up and some of the actors and actresses who have made The Hobbit possible are now taking their leave. It’s sad and heartwarming at the same time that the people who have brought Middle Earth to life are now making their heartfelt farewells to both fans and fellow actors and film crews. There’s even that short video on Peter Jackson’s video diary depicting a presumably drunk Orlando Bloom singing “They Have Taken The Hobbits to Isengard” as a kind of final joke as he moves on to the next projects in his career.
Well, for those not in the know, the character of Tauriel received considerable criticism after Peter Jackson revealed her to waiting fans of the franchise. Being an original character not found in the original novel by J.R.R. Tolkien, it seems that a lot of fans were outright insulted by this development and have come to view the characters as almost a kind of a betrayal to the works of the great author. However, Evangeline Lilly herself has gone on to confirm that the character was made with great respect for Tolkien’s works and was created solely to further enrich the story.
Tauriel, as Evangeline Lilly herself describes, is a rather young elf (600 years old to be exact) who has yet to be considered fully mature (like Legolas and Thranduil who are effectively past 1000 years of age) and is rather brash and reckless. However, she is confirmed to have the same amount of grace that elves are famous for although, unlike the rest of her peers, is quite blunt especially when it comes to combat.