Toys and other merchandising or marketing items being made for a big upcoming movie are a good way to catch your first glimpse of what a certain character will look like or how an actor will look playing a character.
We’ve already had one early geek peek when it comes to Peter Jackson‘s massive three-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit—that first shot of what’s assumed to be the evil Goblin King—and now comes another noteworthy first look.
An image has made its way to the web of LOST star Evangeline Lilly as the elven warrior Tauriel. It’s not the best first peek you’ll get, but, as we all very much expected, you can see that Lilly makes a mighty fine elf. Check out the image below.
The elf Tauriel is actually not a character from Tolkien’s books; she’s the head of the Elven Guard and, like a true rogue, does the most damage with her bow and a pair of daggers.
Because this is a character Jackson created for the movies, it’s unclear where she’ll come into play and how important she’ll be. Lilly has said she’d have a bigger role in the second film, but that was prior to the announcement of a third movie being added.