Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly Prepare for Battle in 7 New ‘Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug’ Character Posters (Photos)

Peter Jackson’s sequel to “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” introduces Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly) — a female warrior elf not in J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel — and brings back “Lord of the Rings” fan favorite Legolas (Orlando Bloom) to join Hobbit Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) and Dwarf King Thorin on their journey to reclaim Lonely Mountain from dragon Smaug