Legolas Returns In First ‘Hobbit: There And Back Again’ Still

We may still have a week to go before “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” hits theaters, but in the world of movie marketing, it’s time to get excited about the trilogy’s third installment “There and Back Again” right now!

On the same night as the New York premiere of “An Unexpected Journey,” Entertainment Weekly released a photo that many assumed was a simple mistake. The magazine claimed that the shot of Orlando Bloom as Legolas and Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman they released online came from “There and Back Again,” the former title of the second installment and new name of the third.

Check out the full photo and another new shot from “An Unexpected Journey” after the jump!

The photo is, in fact, from the trilogy’s conclusion, so maybe just consider it a lucky preview of the year 2014.

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” opens a week from today. “The Desolation of Smaug” rolls out in December 13, 2013,” and “There and Back Again” follows on July 18, 2014.

What do you think of the first photo from “There and Back Again”? Let us know in the comments below and on Twitter!