Legolas Greenleaf, the son of the Elvenking Thranduil, makes his first appearance in “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” when he, Tauriel and the Woodland Elves rescue Bilbo Baggins and the dwarves from a spider attack. The company’s relief is short-lived however, when Legolas discovers that Thorin possesses an elvish sword and demands that they are all taken prisoner.

Assisted by Bilbo and the One Ring, the dwarves soon escape, only to be ambushed by Bolg and his band of orcs. Having pursued the escapees, Tauriel and Legolas come to their defence, taking on the orcs while the dwarves make a break for freedom once again.

Having fallen for Tauriel, Legolas is frustrated when she leaves to save Kili, a dwarf poisoned by an orc’s arrow and, it becomes clear, a rival in his fondness for Tauriel. Legolas follows Tauriel to Lake-town and goes after the remaining orcs, engaging in a fierce battle with Bolg - while Kili, nursed by Tauriel, declares his love.

Played by Orlando Bloom, Legolas’ tale will further unfold in “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”, the final movie in The Hobbit trilogy.

Legolas Movies:

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies