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Deadline.com Report: Luke Evans cast as Bard

June 16, 2011 at 5:47 pm by newsfrombree  - 

News is just hitting via Deadline.com that Luke Evans has been cast as Bard in the upcoming The Hobbit movies:

EXCLUSIVE TO DEADLINE.com: Luke Evans has bagged the role of Bard in The Hobbit, a last major part that Peter Jackson hadn’t cast in a production that’s underway in New Zealand. Bard the Grim is  a skilled archer, and the heir of King Girion of Dale. The king was killed by the talking dragon Smaug. The character plays a greater role in the second film, and is somewhat reminiscent of the action-hero exploits of Viggo Mortensen’s Aragorn, I’m told.

What do you think of the choice? Does he have the ‘Bard’ look? Sound off! For the complete article, including a summary of his past work, jump on over to Deadline.com! [Read on] (Thanks to Ringer Jared for the heads up!)

Posted in Casting Rumors, Headlines, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit on June 16, 2011 by Source: Deadline.com Deadline.com Report: Luke Evans cast as Bard | Discuss
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7 responses to “Deadline.com Report: Luke Evans cast as Bard”

  1. Now I am certain that Benedict Cumberbatch is the voice of Smaug. ;). The announcement will be made at Comic on at this point?

  2. the gollum guy says:

    Benedict Cumberbatch CONFIRMED FOR…SPOILERShttp://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=78726

  3. hee7 says:

    Three roles revealed in a row? SO MUCH WIN.

  4. hee7 says:

    Hee hee — it’s like you are psychic!

  5. Mike Hodson says:

    It says that he will play a greater role in the 2nd film…does that mean that Smaug’s attack on Laketown and the Battle of Five Armies will both be in the 2nd film?  So what’s the climax of the first film? 

  6. Hobbit says:

    Oh no, judging by past work he will be weak.

  7. Elasstin says:

    oh, oh Peter no.

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