First Empire Mag Cover for 'The Desolation of Smaug' Only Has Elves
Here come the elves. Unless you really, really love the elves, don't get too excited by the news that Empire has debuted their new cover for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. This first cover is devoid of any hint of Bilbo Baggins or Thorin Oakenshield or even Gandalf (likely all contracted for their own covers sometime this summer), instead it features three of the Elves from Middle-Earth: Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel, Orlando Bloom as Legolas (front and center), and Lee Pace as Thranduil. Bloom gets to draw his bow and stand up front with it, while the others have boring poses. I hope this isn't the only cover.
Here's the new cover for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (trailer) - click below for more on Empire:
In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit… J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, being directed by Peter Jackson as three separate movies, is set in Middle-Earth 60 years before Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in a trilogy ten years ago. The films, with screenplays by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson, were shot consecutively in digital 3D using the latest cameras. The Hobbit follows the journey of Bilbo Baggins, played by Martin Freeman, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug lands in theaters in 3D & 48FPS on December 13th.