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A new trailer and sneak peek photos for the anticipated second "Hobbit" movie, Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," have been released and offer a first look at the dragon as well as of "LOST" actress Evangeline Lily in costume as the elf warrior Tauriel.
The red-headed character does not appear in J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit," the book that inspired the trilogy. In the trailer, Lilly, who is from Canada, showcases a British accent -- and her fighting skills -- and appears with Orlando Bloom, who reprises his role as the platinum-haired elf Legolas from "The Lord of The Rings," the three-part sequel to "The Hobbit" that was released between 2001 and 2003 and made $2.9 billion worldwide.
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Evangeline Lilly walked the red carpet at "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" premiere in New Zealand on Wednesday, November 28, with a new hairstyle.
The former "LOST" actress, who also appears in "The Hobbit" as a new elf character, showed off a shorter haircut with blonde highlights. Previously, Lilly's hair was long and dark brown.
A new trailer for Peter Jackson's film "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," the first of three films that serves as a prequel to his hit "Lord of the Rings" trilogy has been released and features part of a key scene with a popular and sinister character - Gollum.
The animated character, portrayed by Andy Serkis, is obsessed with the One Ring of power, which he calls his "precioussssss." It makes up a surprise part of a game of riddles he plays with the film's hero, the insecure but curious Hobbit Bilbo Baggins, and is a crucial element of the plot of both "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings."
The release date for the third and final film in Peter Jackson's "Hobbit" was announced by Warner Bros. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures on August 31.
Unlike the first two films in "The Hobbit" trilogy, which will open during the winter holiday season, "The Hobbit: There and Back Again" is slated to open in theaters during the summer, on July 18, 2014.
Director Peter Jackson announced on July 30 that "The Hobbit" will be released as a trilogy, rather than just two films.
"Upon recently viewing a cut of the first film, and a chunk of the second, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and I were very pleased with the way the story was coming together," Jackson said in a statement. "We recognized that the richness of the story of 'The Hobbit,' as well as some of the related material in the appendices of 'The Lord of the Rings,' gave rise to a simple question: do we tell more of the tale? And the answer from our perspective as filmmakers and fans was an unreserved 'yes.'"
The trailer for "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," the first part of the prequel to the "Lord of the Rings" films, was recently released.
The fantasy sagas are based on the books by J.R.R. Tolkien. "The Hobbit" depicts the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, played by Martin Freeman. The character is the uncle of "Lord of the Rings" hero Frodo, who was played by Elijah Wood. Both are short, man-like beings with pointy ears and furry feet. In "The Hobbit," the older Baggins, who embarks on a quest to find a treasure guarded by a dragon.
Elijah Wood says the two-part "Hobbit" film, the prequel to "The Lord of The Rings," will be "fantastic," thanks to the innovative 3D animation techniques director Peter Jackson is using.
Wood reprises his role as Frodo in the "Hobbit" films, the first of which is set to be released in December 2012.
Evangeline Lilly of "LOST" fame has kept relatively quiet about her personal life since the series came to a close last year. In May, the actress welcomed her first child with boyfriend Norman Kali. Lilly recently opened up about life with her "wonderful" baby boy.
"My son is wonderful. He is amazing," the 32-year-old actress told Us Weekly at the October 2 premiere of her latest film, "Real Steel" with Hugh Jackman. The film is set to hit theaters on October 7. "Real Steel" takes place in 2020, where robots have replaced humans in the boxing ring and Jackman plays a retired boxer turned small-time promoter and Lilly is his love interest.
"The Hobbit" director Peter Jackson took to his Facebook page on Sunday to announce that "Lost" star Evangeline Lilly has joined the cast of the upcoming two-part movie adaptation.
Evangeline Lilly of "LOST" fame reportedly welcomed her first child recently and has been pictured holding a baby, although the actress, who largely stepped out of the media spotlight after the ABC series ended last year, has not commented.
She was photographed sporting what appeared to be a baby bump in April. The 31-year-old actress has no other children. Her new baby is a boy and his father is Lilly's boyfriend Norman Kali, who worked as a production assistant on "LOST," Us Weekly reported. The magazine published a celebrity photo of Lilly and a baby.
Evangeline Lilly, who played Kate on ABC's hit series "LOST," was recently photographed with what appears to be a large baby bump, raising speculation she is pregnant.
The 31-year-old actress is seen in a blue, printed maxi dress in Hawaii, where most of the mystery drama program was filmed before it ended in May 2010 after six seasons.