Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Orlando Bloom Near Deal for The Hobbit

Deadline is reporting that Orlando Bloom is on the verge of signing to The Hobbit films to reprise the role of Legolas Greenleaf from The Lord of The Ring Trilogy. Cate Blanchett was announced yesterday as returning. So far Ian McKellen (Gandalf), Andy Serkis (Gollum) and Hugo Weaving (Elrond) have not yet been signed on the reprise their roles. Considering the characters play a central part in the movies, safe to say the money and making sure they get a piece of the profits is playing a huge role on the negotiations. As for how Legolas can be in the film considering he isn't in the book, The One Ring has a theory.
...the character of Legolas was very much alive during the timeframe of The Hobbit. In fact, he was probably several thousand years old at the time of The Lord of the Rings! Since Legolas is the son of Thranduil (The Elvenking), a major player in ‘The Hobbit,’... Not only would he appear in Mirkwood with the other wood-elves, he could very well lead the wood-elf contingent into the Battle of Five Armies!

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