Orlando Bloom Now Confirmed to Return as Legolas for 'The Hobbit'
Briefly: This was completely expected, but always great to hear confirmation anyway. TheOneRing reports that Peter Jackson has confirmed via his Facebook that actor Orlando Bloom will be returning to play Legolas, the Elf of the Woodland Realm, in The Hobbit movies based on J.R.R. Tolkien's book, which are currently shooting in 3D/48FPS down in New Zealand as we speak. Bloom hasn't actually been appearing in too many movies recently, but with a storyline that "bridges" Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, we naturally assumed Bloom would be one of the actors returning to Middle Earth. Read Jackson's full statement below.
Ten years ago, Orlando Bloom created an iconic character with his portrayal of Legolas. I'm excited to announce today that we'll be revisiting Middle Earth with him once more. I’m thrilled to be working with Orlando again. Funny thing is, I look older—and he doesn’t! I guess that's why he makes such a wonderful elf.
We'll keep you updated on all things The Hobbit as the two movies continue shooting. As always, you can follow Peter Jackson's updates on his Facebook or follow our own updates with our category for The Hobbit.