Orlando Bloom Near A Deal To Reprise His Role As Legolas In The Hobbit


After the announcement that Cate Blanchet will appear in Peter Jackson’s two film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit”, reprising her “Lord of the Rings” role as Galadriel (even though Galadriel isn’t in “The Hobbit”), a rumor started circulating that Orlando Bloom is “near a deal to return as Elven archer Legolas”. Similarly to Galadriel, Legolas is nowhere to be found in “The Hobbit”. Strange, considering that the role will be reportedly be “more than a cameo”.

Elves are immortal, so if they try hard enough, they’ll find a way to work Galadriel and Legolas into the story without age being a problem. Maybe they’ll show up near the conclusion as a way to tie the two “Hobbit” movies to the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy.

There is still no word on whether Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, and Hugo Weaving, will reprise appear as Gandalf, Gollum, and Elrond, respectively, all of whom figure prominently in both “The Hobbit” and “Lord of the Rings”. It’s odd that so much effort is being expended on two roles that don’t appear in the book, instead of focusing on securing the lynchpins of the series. Then again, that stuff is probably going on behind closed doors and everything will work out eventually.

Author: Brent McKnight

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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Makes sense, Legolas’ dad is the ruler of Mirkwood, and that’s on their journey. It’d be kinda cool if he was there during their meeting with the elves. And I’m sure Serkis, and Weaving are gonna join. I thought Mckellan already joined up a while back.

  • goneaway

    I just hope they do the movie right and not get all caught up in how to change it. And I heard that Viggo Mortensen wanted to be in it as Aragorn, but that makes no sense and have you seen him lately? He looks horrible and old. I just hope Peter Jackson doesn’t get carried away here.

  • Jason

    Granted, Thranduil, ruler of Mirkwood, is Legolas’ father, but what difference would it make if Legolas were or were not in the film? The presence of Legolas is a non-issue. Now, Elrond and Gollum are specifically in the story. Bilbo gets the ring from Gollum and Elrond is able to read the star map to help the heroes on their journey.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      It be cool to just see him, and maybe even meet a young Gimli, as his father is one of the dwarves traveling with Bilbo.