Empire scans courtesy of ThorinOakenshield.net.
Lee Pace is on the cover of Empire‘s August 2013 edition! In costume as Thranduil, he joins Orlando Bloom and Evangeline Lilly to promote The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug — and celebrating the presence of the Tolkien elves in the second installment of the film franchise. Empire‘s website promises “more insights into the trilogy […] all accrued on set in New Zealand,” and hopefully we’ll get an interview (or at least few comments) from Lee in the article. Subscribers of the magazine will receive the second, minimalistic cover instead.