First Look: Lee Pace As THE HOBBIT’s Thranduil

With less than four months to the release of the first installment of Peter Jackson’s three-part The Hobbit adaptation, we have gotten good looks at a majority of the characters we will be meeting in the film. However, there have been a few exceptions, most notably Thranduil, the elf king of Mirkwood being played by Pushing Daisies’ Lee Pace.

Today we have that look courtesy of NZNoldor (via Middle Earth Network), who managed to get ahold of some pictures of the elvish monarch from the upcoming The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Almanac 2013. As you can see, Pace certainly brings a family resemblance for Thranduil as compared to his son Legolas, as played by Orlando Bloom. I also really like how Jackson and company have realized Thranduil’s “crown of woodland flowers” as it is described in The Hobbit. Click on each picture for a larger version.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Almanac 2013 hits book stores on November 6 and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey arrives in theaters on December 22.

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January 24, 2013 9:50 am

Not good casting. His eyebrows look ridiculous. Legolas and Haldir were fine with dark eyebrows – but this looks like Groucho Marx in drag.

April 14, 2014 4:22 pm

I’m in love with Lee’s eyebrows.

May 27, 2014 9:40 pm

Yummy. I love this dude, seriously he is so handsome esp. As Thranduil. The eyebrows are fine on him. He’s a man, men look hot with thick eyebrows. Looks like a true Elven King x