Yesterday, we were lucky enough to get a peek at what Evangeline Lilly will look like as Tauriel in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey by way of the gang over at Today they are dropping a bigger bomb with the first pic of The Goblin King action figure.

In the film The Goblin King will be played through Motion Capture by Barry Humphries.


This is what Peter Jackson had to say about him after her was cast for the role:

“[W]e’re looking forward to seeing him invest the Goblin King with the delicate sensitivity and emotional depth this character deserves,” Jackson wrote. “…Humphries will be portraying the Goblin King, in much the way Andy Serkis created Gollum.”

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens on December 14th and stars:Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood, Evangeline Lilly, Andy Serkis, Richard Armitage, John Bell, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Barry Humphries, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Sylvester McCoy, Bret McKenzie, Graham McTavish, Mike Mizrahi, James Nesbitt, Dean O’Gorman, Lee Pace, Mikael Persbrandt, Conan Stevens, Ken Stott, Jeffrey Thomas, Aidan Turner and Billy Connolly.

Source: COllider