* (Legolas' Daddy!)!!!!!
Dunno who the red-haired elf lady is, but if they've made her a wood elf (like Legs and his dad) the ME canon nazis will be after Jackson's nads again
But yeah - we're getting into territory where Gandalf's off-page excursions will come into it while Bilbo and the Dwarvesessss are off playing with Elvesessss and feckin' ginormous Spidersssss and we may get some of the backstory for Thorin's dad as well
PLUS!!!!! Beorn the Skin-changer as well (pity they aren't using Robbie Coltrane but never mind)!
I think this one's going to be better than the first one, as there's a lot more action in it and it'll be nice to see the bits that weren't in the book (but are in the Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales) coming in - maybe more Radagast and his sled-pulling dire-bunnies too