Peter Jackson, Lord of Middle Earth, has confirmed via Facebook that Orlando Bloom, who played Legolas in the three “Lord of the Rings” films, will indeed be reprising his warrior elf in “The Hobbit” movies. Writes Jackson:
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.
So in case you were wondering, “Hobbit” fans, wonder no more.
As with most of the “LOTR” characters returning to the prequel “Hobbit” films, Legolas doesn’t actually appear in the “Hobbit” novel by J.R.R. Tolkien. Then again, since most of these people are hundreds of years old, there’s really nothing to stop Jackson from appearing anyway.