We heard last year that Orlando Bloom was in talks to reprise his role of Legolas in The Hobbit, but unlike other returning cast members such as Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett and Andy Serkis, we have yet to receive official confirmation.
We are still waiting for that press release from Warner Bros., but Bloom himself recently said he is likely to return to Middle Earth in the near future, and has been sent the script.
Collider: Are you going to appear in The Hobbit?
Bloom: Yeah, it’s looking like that. I’m really excited about going to see Pete [Jackson] again. It’s still a little up in the air, but the idea of working with Pete is fantastic. I can’t actually really talk too much about it, at this point. I just was given the script to piece through, so it’s quite exciting.
Collider: The whole script?
Collider: Will you have to do anything to physically prepare for that role again?
Bloom: Are you telling me that I’ve put on weight, in the last 10 years? I just have to grow my hair really long and blonde again.
Collider: Isn’t he a younger version?
Though his father and his kingdom appear in The Hobbit book, Legolas does not appear himself. He was likely alive though as elves can live into their thousands. No word yet on where the character will feature in the story, but his role is thought to be more than a cameo so he may have a few lines and hopefully a bit of action.