Luke Evans, after getting shortlisted for, then denied, the lead in The Bourne Legacy as well as the role of Tom Buchanan in The Great Gatsby, has finally gotten some of that sweet, sweet blockbuster action. Evans has scored the tole of Bard in Peter Jackson‘s epic The Hobbit. It was one of the last roles to be cast, so odds are he was sweating this one out until its merciful conclusion.
Evans’ character plays a skilled archer (read: badass) that Deadline states is reminiscent of Viggo Mortensen‘s Aragon from Lord of the Rings. Bard will be in the first film, but will get more attention in the second installment, it is said.
Evans is wrapping up his role as Aramis in the upcoming Three Musketeers, so perhaps Hobbit producers knew he would be well suited to wearing ridiculous outfits. Whatever gives you an edge…