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Evangeline Lilly Headed To 'Ant-Man'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 5, 2014 9:51 PM
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"It would take a lot, it would take a pretty darn impressive project for me to play a kind of tank top-wearing, tomboy girl, woman. I don’t want to say I’m bored with that because that might be a bit too extreme, but I just feel like I have exhausted that part of my performing life," Evangeline Lilly told us in December about reprising Kate-like roles after she shot to fame on "Lost." And indeed, she kicked a whole lot of butt as Tauriel in "The Hobbit: Desolation Of Smaug." So we're certainly curious what's drawing her to Marvel.

Evangeline Lilly Talks 'The Desolation Of Smaug,' Playing Tauriel & Saying No To Tank Top-Wearing, Tomboy Characters

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • December 12, 2013 11:02 AM
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The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug Evangeline Lilly
Since playing Kate for six seasons on “Lost,” Evangeline Lilly has become a virtual standard-bearer for midriff-exposing tomboys. But that’s also the reason you haven’t seen her in as many roles since: she has a few stipulations that characters must meet in order for her to consider playing them, including no tank tops, and perhaps even more crucially, no love triangles. But as a massive fan of J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels, Lilly thrilled at the chance to join the cast of Peter Jackson’s adaptations of “The Hobbit”—even if the character was completely original, and as she soon discovered, finds herself in a love triangle.

Review: Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug’ Starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen & More

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • December 6, 2013 4:49 PM
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The Hobbit: Desolation Of Smaug
If the “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” was a bloated 2 hour and 49 minute slog, replete with dull merriment, songs and a distended prologue that threatened to put you to sleep, then in contrast, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” is a brisk, engagingly paced 2 hours and 41 minutes which goes to show that length never matters—it’s how well your narrative engine runs.

New Images, TV Spot, Featurette & Posters For 'The Hobbit: Desolation Of Smaug'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 18, 2013 5:06 PM
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The Hobbit: Desolation Of Smaug
So, even though we're stuck with a bloated trilogy instead of what would've been a leaner two picture punch, the middle entry to Peter Jackson's latest saga—"The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug"—is coming to your local multiplex, but there is at least one reason to get excited: dragons.

First Look At Evangeline Lilly As Elf Warrior Tauriel In 'The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 5, 2013 10:41 AM
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It was two years ago when "Lost" star Evangeline Lilly first signed on to play the elf warrior Tauriel in Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" movies, which at that time were only supposed to be two instead of three. Whether or not that role has been expanded further remains to be seen, but we now have our first official look, and it seems like the part is living up to the warrior tag.

Watch: First Footage Of Orlando Bloom, Luke Evans & Evangeline Lily In 'The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 1, 2013 12:00 PM
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In case you hadn't heard, diehard fans of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" received a treat last week with a behind-the-scenes look at the sequel, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug." However, you could only participate in the Peter Jackson-led Q&A if you had purchased the 'Unexpected Journey' Blu-Ray and entered a code from the DVD package (nifty way to make you spend that extra dough for what will be a double dip release, no?). Well, some of that footage has made it's way online now and it shows a few small first-look reveals of the cast in action.

Keira Knightley Frontrunner For Female Lead In Jack Ryan Reboot; Felicity Jones & Evangeline Lilly Also In The Mix

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 1, 2012 9:45 PM
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Quick! Name the female leads of the Jack Ryan movies! Yeah, that's what we thought, but those previous efforts are generally such testosterone-driven sausage parties, you can be forgiven for forgetting if any actresses were involved. But in rebooting the character for a whole new generation, Paramount is hoping to give Jack Ryan someone to snuggle with at the end of the night.

Evangeline Lilly Says Her Character Tauriel Is Head Of Elven Guard In 'The Hobbit' & Features Mostly In Part 2

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 26, 2012 12:24 PM
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If you think you know the story of "The Hobbit," guess again. While Peter Jackson is bringing the tale to the big screen via a massive two-part, 3D epic, he's also tinkered with the source material, not only creating a bridge to "The Lord Of The Rings" trilogy of films but also conjuring up brand new characters to populate the world. Sacrilege? Perhaps only to the most die hard of dorks. While there has been a ton of press about this movie already, its secrets are still under wraps.

Evangeline Lilly Is Tauriel & Barry Humphries To Portray Gorkin The Goblin King In 'The Hobbit'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 20, 2011 2:12 AM
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Yep, there's more movement in the Shire. Just a few days after Luke Evans and Benedict Cumberbatch came aboard Peter Jackson's massive two-part "The Hobbit," the director himself announced a couple more names joining the production today on Facebook.

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