Friday, May 27, 2011

Orlando Bloom Officially Joins The Hobbit

Sir Peter Jackson has updated his Facebook profile with news that Orlando Bloom has joined the cast of The Hobbit to reprise the role of Legolas. His return to the role has been rumored for a while now.
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.
The extent of the is unknown as the character does not appear in The Hobbit novel but Bilbo and the Dwarves do travel do briefly stay in Rivendell. It is also possible that he may be part of the Battle of Five Armies or really any elves aspect when the story likely gets into more details on the history of Middle-Earth beyond what is in The Hobbit novel.


  1. I believe that Legolas is from Mirkwood (he arrives at Rivendell as a part of the Mirkwood delegation to the Council), so I would guess they would meet him there.

  2. The hobbit movies is full of great cast. It is great that Orlando Bloom joins it. I like this actor. The movie surely will hit the web.

  3. Actually, the real reason Legolas appears is that his father is the king of the elves of Mirkwood, Thranduil, and he is most likely among of the elves who capture the dwarves (and also part of the battle of the five armies) after they escape the spiders.