The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug hits stores next week with the relatively-small-book-turned-9-hour-saga set to conclude later this year with The Hobbit: There and Back Again. MTV sat down with Luke "Bard the Bowman" Evans yesterday to discuss the Battle of Five Armies and the series' massive conclusion:
There are some amazing moments in the third film. All I can say is that it was very powerful, incredibly emotional and physically some of the hardest stuff I've ever done.
Evans went on to say where the story's enormous final battle will stand compared to what we've seen in Jackson's Lord of the Rings series so far:
Peter wanted to do something bigger, better, even crazier than what he did in "The Lord of the Rings." That's a feat in and of itself. We all know what the battles were like in "The Lord of the Rings." They're going to be treated to something spectacular, I'm sure.
Sounds like Jackson will be signing off from Tolkien's universe (for now at least) with a bang. Has the journey been worth it? Hit us back below.
The Hobbit: There and Back Again will conclude December 12th