‘Hobbit Trilogy’: Evangeline Lilly Will Play a Pretty Sexy and Totally Unnecessary Elf

We’ve got a long journey ahead of us before The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug comes to theaters in December. Two whole seasons, even. When it finally does hit, there will be a fresh female face among the citizens of Middle-earth in the form of an elf warrior played by Evangeline Lilly. Entertainment Weekly released an exclusive sneak peak of her new, somewhat sexy fighting lady elf, Tauriel.

Wait. What? There aren’t any female warrior elves in The Hobbit. Yeah, they’ve totally added a new character that never appeared in the books and basically only serves to sell more toys to girls. Which puts us nerds in the horns of a dilemma. On the one hand, we do love us some Evangeline Lilly. On the other hand, why do they gotta mess with a classic?

Fine, Peter Jackson, pad your pockets, man. We’re going to see whatever you put up there; especially if it involves sexy lady-elves.

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