Oh Yeah, There Are Two More Hobbit Films

Did you all watch Stephen Colbert's Hobbit Week last week? No? What's wrong with you? Do you fear joy? Did someone once push you into joy without warning, and you were forced to sputter and kick your way back to shore, only to be rescued from drowning in joy by your older sister, and ever since then the mere sight of joy makes you nauseous and vomity? Was that the reason? I bet it was.

If you did see it (here for Americans, here for Canadians, um... elsewhere for others), at the end of the week, he took Peter Jackson to Tolkien school and learned him a few things, but Jackson also let slip that the first cut of The Hobbit: the Desolation of Smaug is done (pre-effects, of course), and that Jackson and his editor are the only ones to have seen it. This came at about the same time as the above photo appeared online, apparently from the third film, The Hobbit: There And Back Again. That is Luke Evans as a particularly greasy-looking Bard the Bowman, the closest thing the Hobbit has to a Aragorn-style hero, and Orlando Bloom being happy for the work as Legolas. I wonder if Legolas' role is much more then just a cameo, if he's on the battlefield consulting with Bard.

And exactly who among us asked for additional Legolas? It certainly wasn't me. Come on now, fess up. It'll go much easier for you if you just admit it now, rather then everyone finding out on their own later on.

Hit the jump for a similar first look at the Desolation of Smaug.

What he's looking terrified at is Benedict Cumberbatch's motion capture version of Smaug the Terrible, which we can expect not to see any more of then talons and wing tips for the next year.

Via The Mary Sue and Total Film.
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