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With the release of ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ mere months away the films merchandising is rolling out giving first look pictures of some of the characters, starting with Lost actress Evangeline Lilly as the elf Tauriel; A creation of the screenwriters Tauriel doesn’t appear in the actual J.R.R. Tolkien books. The new picture appears on the back of one of the new toys with the picture below taken by TheOneRing.net.

The all-star cast also includes: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood, Evangeline Lilly, Andy Serkis and Richard Armitage.

The film is Directed by Peter Jackson and written by, Guillermo del Toro, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey‘ will be released in cinema‚Äôs December 14th, 2012