Evangeline Lilly appears in new still from The Desolation Of Smaug

Plus Peter Jackson answers some questions from the fans

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug has released a brand new still online, featuring Evangeline Lilly as the Elven warrior Tauriel.

As mentioned when we reported back on our sneak-peak of early footage, Tauriel will be a distinctly badass creation, with Lilly looking suitably steely as the bodyguard of the Elven king Thranduil.

Meanwhile, Peter Jackson has also posted a new video on Youtube in which he addresses some questions from the fans, covering everything from stretching the source material into a trilogy to the specifics of Middle-earth geography.

Take a look at the new video, below…



We particularly enjoyed Stephen Colbert's geek-tastic question as well as Jackson's suitably deadpan response, including an indictment of the poor quality of mugs on the former's talk show…

Directed by Jackson and co-starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and Richard Armitage, The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug will open in the UK on 13 December 2013.

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    • licantro

      Apr 3rd 2013, 11:53

      You can see A folder at 4:51 mark titled "STAR WARS EPISODE VIII" if you watch the video at 1080p and pause at the very last frame before they show Peter's face again.... an elaborate prank, april's fool... or a confirmation of Peter Jackson directing/ working with the next Star Wars Films?....

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    • Ali1748

      Apr 3rd 2013, 17:29

      Haha I love how much of a Tolkien nerd Stephan Colbert is.

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    • FBJRider

      Apr 3rd 2013, 22:30

      Colbert seemed to be trying way too hard.

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