As expected, “The Hobbit” ran its final installment of the trilogy this December, and it has been a box office success. However, after 15 years of watching the “Lord of The Rings/The Hobbit” in theaters, the franchise is finally over and done with. There will be no more tales of Gandalf, the elves, the dwarves and the hobbits. If, like many moviegoers, you’ve grown attached to the stars of the film, then fret not, as we’ve rounded up where you can watch your favorite Middle Earth personas next.
Martin Freeman (Bilbo) has a full line-up of projects for 2015. He’s going to feature in the BBC period drama “The Eichmann Show” by early on, as part of the network’s Holocaust memorial. He’s also set to do a project with Tina Fey, as well as a movie about stand-up comedians in “Funny Cow.” Then of course, there’s the highly anticipated return of the “Sherlock” TV series.
Richard Armitage (Thorin) is currently filming the movie “Sleepwalker,” a thriller based on a nonfiction book. But you can also check out the actor’s past work in TV shows like “Robin Hood” (2006) and “Strike Back” (2010).
Sir Ian McKellen (Gandalf) will have a big movie dropping in theaters early 2015. The actor will play an aging Sherlock Holmes in “A Slight Trick of the Mind.” He’s also going to be back in the "X-Men" franchise slated for 2016. But if you’d like to watch McKellen in the small screen, you can always check out his TV comedy “Vicious” on ITV in the UK and PBS in the USA.
Aidan Turner (Kili) is set to star in the British TV show “Poldark” next. The series is slated for airing on BBC One in 2015 as an eight-episode offering. The show is about a British officer who returns home after the war and finds that the love of his life has already married. You can also binge-watch an old TV series of his this holiday. Check out BBC’s “Being Human” (2009).
Dean O’Gorman (Fili) has wrapped up filming for the movie “Trumbo” with Kirk Douglas, Helen Mirren and Bryan Cranston, and it is set for release in 2015 too. For TV work, you can check out his fantasy drama “The Almight Johnsons” on Syfy.
Lee Pace (Thranduil) has the second season of “Halt and Catch Fire” on AMC to keep him busy next year, plus he’s also going to be a guest on “The Mindy Project” on FOX. The actor has also wrapped up movies like “Icon” and “Revolt,” both of which are set for release in 2015. You could also check out his whimsical TV series “Pushing Daisies” (2008) for nostalgia.
Evangeline Lilly (Tauriel) will always be Kate to fans of “Lost,” so you can watch seasons of her on the monumental TV show on video. She’s going to be in the “Ant-Man” movie next, which is slated to run in theaters in the summer of 2015.
Orlando Bloom (Legolas) is hopping onto another franchise with “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” next. He has also wrapped up filming “Digging for Fire” with an early 2015 run date.
Luke Evans (Bard) will have a busy year ahead as he will be seen in “The Crow” remake, playing the same role Brandon Lee played in the first movie. He’s also in upcoming movies like “High Rise,” “Free Fire” and “Flutter" — all slated for a 2015 release.
There you have it for the cast of “The Hobbit,” who will be having a busy new year ahead in cinemas and on the small screen. For more movie news, television updates and celebrity stories, keep it right here on Movie News Guide (MNG).
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