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Fresh look at The Hobbit's newest additions

24 June 2013  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: Exclusive

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Like a ginormous pile of dwarvish gold but without the psychotic dragon on top, the August issue of Empire is heading your way and it has a full cargo of The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug treasure within.

The cover focuses on the new Elvish additions to The Desolation Of Smaug with Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly), Thranduil (Lee Pace) and our old friend Legolas (Orlando Bloom). If the movie's first trailer whet our appetites, we've got more insights into the trilogy's key second instalment - all accrued on set in New Zealand - than you can shake a wizard's staff at.


Subscribers will get a natty subs cover that showcases the elves in minimalist, collector's edition elegance.


It's not just dwarves, dragons and derring-do inside, mind. If you were to imagine all your favourite funny people shepherded into a helium-filled room and let loose, you'd have something akin to this month's comedy special. It'll thrill fans of Anchorman 2, The World's End, Alan Partridge and a certain French partisan called Déjà Vu. Trust us, you haven't read anything like this before. Trust us, you haven't read anything like this before.

There's plenty, too, on The Lone Ranger, Ryan Gosling's Only God Forgives and Cannes-acclaimed Coens folkster tale Inside Llewyn Davis.

And that's not all! There's lots, lots more in the August issue of Empire, which hits shops, iPad edition and US iPad edition on Thursday June 27. As Oleta Adams almost sang: "You can get it by barrel ride, you can get it by rabbit sled, you can it by on an eagle's back... Just go get it."

 

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Monochromatic
The subscribers cover is stunning. I'm going to subscribe for the covers alone, 'The Wolverine' cover was equally impressive. Keep it up with the sharp graphic work. More

Posted by harrydavidge at 09:57 on 25 June 2013 | Report This Post

Monochromatic
The subscribers cover is stunning. I'm going to subscribe for the covers alone, 'The Wolverine' cover was equally impressive. Keep it up with the sharp graphic work. More

Posted by harrydavidge at 09:55 on 25 June 2013 | Report This Post

Monochromatic
The subscribers cover is stunning. I'm going to subscribe for the covers alone, 'The Wolverine' cover was equally impressive. Keep it up with the sharp graphic work. More

Posted by harrydavidge at 09:55 on 25 June 2013 | Report This Post

Monochromatic
The subscribers cover is stunning. I'm going to subscribe for the covers alone, 'The Wolverine' cover was equally impressive. Keep it up with the sharp graphic work. More

Posted by harrydavidge at 09:55 on 25 June 2013 | Report This Post

Who cares if Legolas & Tauriel are not in the book, Peter used material from the Appendices to include Legolas (so it still works) & maybe the film needs someone like Tauriel. Films based on books never work out if it's 100% book material. Peter has a good reason for everything he does, don't write Tauriel or the film off yet. Can't wait to get my hands on this issue! The cover is EPIC!! More

Posted by ElvesOfMirkwood at 18:06 on 24 June 2013 | Report This Post

Who cares if Legolas & Tauriel are not in the book, Peter used material from the Appendices to include Legolas (so it still works) & maybe the film needs someone like Tauriel. Films based on books never work out if it's 100% book material. Peter has a good reason for everything he does, don't write Tauriel or the film off yet. Can't wait to get my hands on this issue! The cover is EPIC!! More

Posted by ElvesOfMirkwood at 18:01 on 24 June 2013 | Report This Post

Great looking!
This looks great, and I am definitely looking forward to more adventures with Jackson, Bilbo, Thorin, Gandalf and the gang. Smaug looks legendarily epic! More

Posted by Anthony Lynch at 17:04 on 24 June 2013 | Report This Post

So disappointed was I by The Hobbit that unfortunately this is the first cover of the year that I'm not excited by! :-/ I would much rather a Cate Blanchett feature cover… but saying that I think she should regularly feature on the cover! :) More

Posted by Plodwyn at 12:26 on 24 June 2013 | Report This Post

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Sorry, had to nitpick ;) I wish they would rather highlight other characters that appear both in book and film and not made up characters. I love Legolas' father in the books and not sure why Legolas has been given a role in the film (although we will find out soon enough). Defo agree with you on the dwarfs! I would love to see Fili and Kili on the cover. More

Posted by Kiki81 at 10:36 on 24 June 2013 | Report This Post

@Kiki81 Ah but come on. Those characters might not be in the book but this isn't about the book, it's about the movie and they are in that. What should they do, just ignore their existence? It's a great cover. Oh, and I'd love dwarf covers too. It'd be Kili or Bofur for me, I think :) More

Posted by hawkass at 10:26 on 24 June 2013 | Report This Post

The Hobbit 2 cover is ok. But I am going to nitpick here. Two of the three characters on this cover don't even appear in the book. While I don't mind a short appearance of Legolas, the designers of the cover could have at least put his father in the middle as he has an important and bigger role in the book. More

Posted by Kiki81 at 10:17 on 24 June 2013 | Report This Post

Looks lovely. Hopefully I'll actually get my subscribers issue this month too. Still waiting on my Wolverine issue More

Posted by kinkykeeks at 10:13 on 24 June 2013 | Report This Post

Nice cover!
A bit early for The Hobbit 2 but this is a beautiful cover. It's nice to have 3 characters on the cover, instead of a single person :-) More

Posted by dseys at 09:40 on 24 June 2013 | Report This Post

Blunt the knives!
I say Empire should do a cover for each dwarf. I'd love an Empire issue with Bofur on the cover. More

Posted by Jables55 at 09:36 on 24 June 2013 | Report This Post

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