This latest bit of leakage comes from the toy set titled “Escape From Mirkwood” from THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY. In the book, while travelling through the haunted forest, Bilbo and his Dwarven company are attacked by a horde of evil spiders. The hairy little halfling heroically defeats the beasties, and the story soon departs on a new tangent.
Though, in this toy kit, Legolas is revealed to be one of the rescuers, a far departure from the J.R.R. Tolkien’s original tale.
We’ve known for a some time that the blonder half of Gim-Golas (these couple names are just getting downright ridiculous!) would appear in the film, but we only ever thought it would be a brief cameo.
If Orlando Bloom will have a much larger role in the film, it’s more than welcome, especially since the 3rd movie in this Hobbit series will connect directly to the LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy. There should be some form of proper continuity between all 6 flicks!
What do you think of this Hobbit spoiler? Are you angry with the changes? Or happy to see a familiar character return?