Evangeline Lilly wields a bow in a new image from The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

Tauriel takes aim

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug has revealed new look at Evangeline Lilly’s woodland Elf Tauriel, via EW.com.

The new still shows her poised and ready for action, taking aim with a bow and arrow, a weapon that’s re-emerged as something of a cinematic staple of late.

Of her character, Lilly tells EW that, “She’s slightly reckless and totally ruthless and doesn’t hesitate to kill.” We caught up with Lilly a while back, and she told us about playing a grittier type of Elf.

The character is 600 years old (pretty young in Elf years), and is an entirely new creation, looking to add some gender balance to Tolkien’s male-centric Middle-earth adventure.

Check out the new Tauriel image in full below:

[Click on the image to see it in hi-res]

Directed by Peter Jackson, The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug opens in the UK on 13 December 2013.

Are you looking forward to seeing Lilly in action in The Hobbit? Tell us, below…


    • Ali1748

      Jun 5th 2013, 17:03

      Why change her hair ? Lilly's brunette curls are one of her best features.

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    • batt101

      Jun 6th 2013, 3:50

      The Hobbit with Evangeline, sounds good to me!

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    • Wolfy82

      Jun 6th 2013, 7:47

      I think it will ruin it, why fix something that's not broken.

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    • RAClements

      Jun 6th 2013, 12:05

      Why? Because a three film series with absolutely no female characters would be insane, that's why.

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    • Kellend11

      Jun 6th 2013, 15:19

      Reminds me of Robin Hood

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    • Ali1748

      Jun 6th 2013, 19:23

      Yeah I have no problem with creating a new female character cause The Hobbit was one helluva sausage fest.

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    • YTWhitemanson

      Jun 8th 2013, 9:22

      spoiler: torin kills her with an axe in the third part in the final battle

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    • Wolfy82

      Jun 8th 2013, 18:27

      I've read a lil bit more about the subject, and seemingly they are introducing parts from tolkiens short story's from that area. Mind you not not sure if she's a charter from that lol. The reason why RAClements is because if her charters not part of the story or even part of the other part stories then whats the point in him rewriting a classic story when he said he wants to keep it as true as possible.

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    • Wolfy82

      Jun 8th 2013, 18:28

      Soz dam ipad auto correct lol

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