A new image from the second ‘Hobbit’ movie has emerged, showing Evangeline Lilly’s Tauriel conferring with Orlando Bloom’s Legolas.  Not sure what to make of the photo however, since Legolas technically wasn’t in ‘The Hobbit’ and as many fans have angrily pointed out, Tauriel is completely made up.

But you can’t blame New Line/MGM for squeezing every penny from this franchise, since the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy generated millions for them.  The second film in the series will crank up the action elements, now that ‘An Unexpected Journey’ has successfully set up the story.  ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ should focus on Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) and his dwarf companions, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) journeying through the Mirkwood Forest on the way to the Lonely Mountain.

The rest of the cast includes Ian McKellen, Lee Pace, Manu Bennett, Aidan Turner, Billy Connolly, James Nesbitt, Graham McTavish, Dean O’Gorman and Benedict Cumberbatch.

If the photo isn’t enough to entice you, here’s another look at the trailer below.

Are you excited to hit the road again with Bilbo and friends?  Comment with your thoughts below!

‘The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug’ will be in theaters on December 13, 2013. 

Source: Entertainment Weekly