There's this little movie coming out this season, you may have heard of it. The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies? Yeah, we're obsessed. The action looks amazing, the cinematography breathtaking—Lee Pace and Orlando Bloom look flawless—but where do our wandering eyes become the most captivated? Around minute 1:43 when Kili slips something into Tauriel's hand and they share A Look. Tauriel looks a little sad, deeply touched, and yet so hopeful! As does Kili, who peers up at his lady love with so much wonder! Yes, we got ALL that from a two second clip.
If we had to guess we'd say that what Kili gave Tauriel would be none other than the stone that brought the two together in the first place—remember when he played with it in the Elvish Prison. What do you think the fate of Kili and Tauriel is? Jackson and gang set up a pretty fine romance (and possible love triangle?) when they introduced Tauriel to the world of Middle Earth, but could he have given us hope, only to take it away?
Meanwhile, former H&H-er Christopher Morgan weighed in on the epic bromance that is Bilbo and Thorin. Bilbo/Thorin 4ever, anyone? Chris also gave us this play-by-play of what he thinks the ultimate fate will be for Tauriel/Kili, and the ramifications it'll have:
She(Tauriel)’ll go to Tharundil and sue for peace. Goblins are going to show up, she will get downed by big bad White Orc, Legolas will avenge. Find Kili’s stone, and something will happen to soften his heart so that he can find his one true love in Gimli.
Is he too cynical or do you think it will play out that way, too? We know how this story ends—at least with how it pertains to Bilbo, The Ring, and Middle Earth—but it's all about the journey, isn't it? Did you swoon as much as we did over those two seconds? How do you think it will all end?
The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies will be in theaters December 17, 2014.
Updated 12/18/14: Read Chris Morgan's Hobbit reaction post, “Saying Goodbye to The Hobbit,” right here!