Orlando Bloom Gives Farewell as Legolas from Set of 'The Hobbit'
Following the charming farewell photo featuring director Peter Jackson with Sir Ian McKellen on his last day of shooting for The Hobbit trilogy, another famed actor who has been involved with the Tolkien series since Lord of the Rings has just wrapped shooting as well. Orlando Bloom was just 22 years old when he started filming the famed trilogy as Legolas in 1999, and now at 36 he's reprising the role in this new trilogy adaptation. Now a farewell video takes a cue from a fanmade musical viral video using the actor's Lord of the Rings line "They're taking the Hobbits to Isengard" and it makes for some pretty good fun. Watch now!
Jackson said, "A day after saying goodbye to Gandalf and Tauriel, it was time to farewell Legolas. What a great day it was, with Orlando battling a serious Orc for all 12 hours of shooting - part of the Battle of the 5 Armies for the third Hobbit movie. When we finally got the day done, we said goodbye to Orlando, had a couple of beers … and couldn't resist doing this!" Here's the entertaining video for your viewing pleasure:
In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit… J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, being directed by Peter Jackson as three separate movies, is set in Middle-Earth 60 years before Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in a trilogy ten years ago. The films, with screenplays by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson, were shot consecutively in digital 3D using the latest cameras. The Hobbit follows the journey of Bilbo Baggins, played by Martin Freeman, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug lands in theaters in 3D & 48FPS on December 13th.