Yesterday, director Peter Jackson said goodbye to Gandalf forever as Ian McKellen wrapped shooting on The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Hobbit: There and Back Again, finishing pick-up shots and extra scenes in New Zealand.
Today, Peter Jackson says goodbye to Legolas forever, as Orlando Bloom wrapped an intense 16 hour day on set fighting an Orc. Here is a special message from the director, along with a special video made for fans as beer was passed amongst the crew. Jackson also makes note that yesterday was Evangeline Lilly’s final day on set as Tauriel.
Fans themselves can say goodbye to Legolas and Tauriel on December 13 of this year, when The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug debuts in theaters, followed by the December 17, 2014, premiere of the final chapter in this trilogy The Hobbit: There and Back Again.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug comes to theaters December 13th, 2013 and stars Richard Armitage, Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ian McKellen, Aidan Turner, Dean O’Gorman, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish. The film is directed by Peter Jackson.
The Hobbit: There and Back Again comes to theaters December 17th, 2014 and stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Elijah Wood, Evangeline Lilly, Martin Freeman, Luke Evans, Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Orlando Bloom. The film is directed by Peter Jackson.