Orlando Bloom’s involvement in The Hobbit has been speculated for a few months now, with the actor saying he was “really excited” about the prospect. Well today Peter Jackson confirmed on his Facebook Page that Bloom will be donning the elf ears once again.
Here’s what Jackson had to say:
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.
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 he’ll probably get a few lines and hopefully a bit of action.