For fans of THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy, Peter Jackson’s work, blogs, and casting on THE HOBBIT is like gold. They are salivating, waiting for more and more, and the man has been delivering in every way. Well now, we have another piece of casting news that’ll surely make them jump for joy.
Peter Jackson took to his Facebook page yesterday afternoon and confirmed that along with already confirmed Elijah Wood as Frodo, Orlando Bloom will return as Legolas for THE HOBBIT films:
“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.”
Back in December it was reported that Bloom would return for more than a cameo but less than a starring role. With this confirmation, we have yet another connection between THE HOBBIT and the LORD OF THE RINGS, and one step closer to having a five-film series that is amazing all the way through.
And now we play the waiting game…