The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Image Previews Female Elf Tauriel

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J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth is famously devoid of female characters.

In order to remedy that, a new female elf has been created for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Check out the first photo (from EW) of the character, named Tauriel, portrayed by Evangeline Lilly:

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - Tauriel

The second film in the trilogy, The Desolation of Smaug finds Bilbo, Gandalf, and the Dwarves continuing their journey to retrieve their gold from Smaug.

Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek Into Darkness), Luke Evans, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Richard Armitage, Ian McKellen (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Cate Blanchett, Elijah Wood, Lee Pace, Aidan Turner, Billy Connolly, and Andy Serkis star.

Peter Jackson directs the film, which will come out December 13.

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Such is the nature of evil. Out there in the vast ignorance of the world it festers and spreads. A shadow that grows in the dark. A sleepless malice as black as the oncoming wall of night. So it ever was. So will it always be. In time all foul things come forth.

Thranduil

I will not die like this, clawing for life... If this is to end in fire, then we will all burn together!

Thorin Oakenshield

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