In recent “Hobbit” news, a press release revealed this weekend reports that romance may just be found on the set of the prequel “Lord of the Rings” movie. Actress Evangeline Lilly will join the cast of “The Hobbit” as an elven love interest for one of the dwarves in Thorin’s company in the upcoming movie adaptation.
Forbidden love: From Gimli and Galadriel to Kili and the elf Tauriel
It seems that Gimli is not the first or only dwarf of Middle-earth to have had an interest in the fair elves. “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien placed great respect on the elves, and though not as key in “The Hobbit,” they still have an important part to play.
As the two young dwarves among the company to go with Bilbo Baggins on a quest to reclaim their treasure from the dragon Smaug in the Lonely Mountain, Fili and Kili may not appear much among the star-studded cast. However, the two may very well act as not only comic relief characters in the film, but love interests in the forest of Mirkwood, too.
In an interview this weekend with “Total Film” Magazine, it was confirmed that a non-canon female character will play an important role in “The Hobbit” prequel movie adaptation. Evangeline Lilly has been cast as the beautiful and powerful Tauriel, an elf of Middle-earth.
‘The Hobbit’ to expand on new character roles in the movie
While the novel did not include such a character—neither did Kili have such a major part to play—the actors recently revealed that love may be in the air. To expand the twin’s role, Kili is about to set his sights high on a striking female elf.
“I guess [Kili] knows that nothing can really happen,” said Aidan Turner, who has been cast as Kili in the upcoming movie. “[Tauriel's] about 20 feet tall!”
Hopefully this romantic plot will be expanded further in the second “Lord of the Rings” prequel film, “The Hobbit: Part 2” as well. Fili and Kili do not survive the Battle of Five Armies at the end of the book, so it is possible some new life may be found for the young dwarf before the second installment.
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