Let The Hobbit Romance Rumors Begin
With Peter Jackson announcing the recent casting of Lost’s Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel, daughter of Mirkwood, rumors are abounding of what new romantic role will be played in The Hobbit movies. No doubt, Peter Jackson is a BIG fan of romance to be illustrated in his films and there lacks such one in the actual Hobbit novel (unless you count Bilbo’s love for food!).
Indeed with the past rumors of Itaril maybe being added to the Hobbit cast, it was evident Peter Jackson was fishing for romance. Indeed it seems he’s found it and it took some additional writing and character creation above and beyond what is found in the actual canonized Hobbit book. It was known that indeed Jackson was going to go a bit outside the bounds of what the book covers to make the movies flow, but this was the first real example we’ve seen of a new creation. And responses are mixed…
Some feel that any deviation from the actual story is diluting the original novel. Many trust Jackson and his ability to weave new stories while keeping the core story of the novel in place and not offending the fans. At any rate, it’s all too soon to tell, but we have full trust in Jackson and his team.
We find it no coincidence that Luke Evans, who is deemed to play the Role of Bard ‘The Bowman’ and Lilly were casted around the same time. Indeed, Bard is no doubt a strong hero character in the book, and with the recent heart throb, Evans casted, one can only assume he plays a romantic character as well. Though there is no talk of a romance with Bard in the novel, he does visit the Elves and fights beside them, which is a great opportunity to find a romance, much like Aragorn.
The two casted together leads us to believe that there were “chemistry” auditions so that indeed the romance on screen is believable. This is common in romantic casting.
As this is all rumor, do not be surprised if we see a spicy romance heat up between Bard and Tauriel, as Peter Jackson has already made it clear that Legolas is not involved in this romance. Only time will tell. What do you think? Click the link below to share in our message board.