The Hobbit - Benedict Cumberbatch For Smaug; Luke Evans Is Bard The Bowman

The last two major roles in Peter Jackson‘s two–part adaptation  The Hobbit, have now officially been filled.

It’s being reported that Benedict Cumberbatch will be playing the feared dragon, Smaug. The actor was already part of the cast, voicing the role of Necromancer, but will now also provide the voice for the infamous dragon as well as bring it to life via the magic of performance capture.

Also cast is Luke Evans, who will play the role of Bard the Bowman—a master archer and heir to the throne of Lord Girion of Dale.

Evans has recently appeared in Clash of the Titans as Apollo and the latest telling of the tale of Robin Hood starring Russell Crowe, and will be next seen in Tarsem Signh’s Immortals as Zeus, Paul W.S. Anderson’s The Three Musketeers, where he plays Aramis, and James McTeigue’s The Raven as Detective Emmett Fields.

Source: geeksofdoom


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