It’s Official! Legolas is Back: Orlando Bloom Cast in THE HOBBIT
LOTR fans rejoice! Director Peter Jackson has officially confirmed that Orlando Bloom will reprise his character of the elf Legolas for the upcoming movie THE HOBBIT.
Here’s what Jackson had to say on his facebook page:
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.
Even though the character was not in the original novel, fans seem to be quite excite to hear the news. Here is a sample of some of the reaction to the news
YOU MADE MY DAY, PETER JACKSON!! putting Leggie back where he belongs in Mirkwood will be AWSOME!!! u r the best director of all time!
Legolas: my favourite character ever! Orlando Bloom is such a good actor!
Can’t wait to see the movie, the only way to go back to middle earth is with Mr. Peter Jackson as your tour guide
Bloom joins the already star studded cast comprised of Martin Freeman, Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood and Andy Serkis who are all reprising their roles from the LOTR franchise. The new movie focuses on the story of Bilbo Baggins (played by Martin Freeman) who will find the original ring.
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