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Luke Evans is Your Bard the Bowman

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Luke Evans; supporting player in Immortals and last year’s Robin Hood, Apollo in Clash of the Titans and Aramis in the upcoming (ridiculous looking) The Three Musketeers; has been cast in one of the last major roles missing a cast member in The Hobbits.

He appears left, as Apollo in Titans, which is probably the picture you’ll be seeing of him in most articles about the casting, because he will be playing Bard the Bowman, the guy who uses a lucky arrow to kill the dragon Smaug right in his special weak spot.

Oh, come on, the book came out almost seventy-five years ago.

This doubly puts to rest a rumor that Benedict Cumberbatch, who we like to think was nepotismed onto the set by his Bilbo-playing Sherlock Holmes co-star, would be playing Bard. Cumberbatch will in fact be voicing as Smaug and the Necromancer (a.k.a. the Dark Lord Sauron).

…Okay, seriously, the book came out in 1937.

(Deadline via The Daily Blam!)

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