The Hobbit : The Battle of the Five Armies

The Complete List of Film Changes

Bard Meets Legolas

Legolas (Orlando Bloom) and Bard (Luke Evans)
Legolas (Orlando Bloom) and Bard (Luke Evans)

Films: Bard and Legolas meet while encamped outside Erebor.

Books: Legolas does not appear anywhere in the story.

Pro: Since Bard’s men and Thranduil’s elves were encamped together, it is not unreasonable that Thranduil’s son Legolas would be among them.

Con: This is an unnecessary addition to Tolkien’s story.