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Orlando Bloom: Legolas in 'The Hobbit'!

Orlando Bloom: Legolas in 'The Hobbit'!

It’s official: Orlando Bloom is reprising the role of Legolas for the upcoming film, The Hobbit!

“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,” director-producer Peter Jackson wrote on his Facebook page.

“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,” he added.

Peter is reportedly shooting the two-part prequel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy in New Zealand.

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# 1

That’s terrible news. What a horrible actor. I’d bang him, though.

# 2

OMG Yesssssssss I’m sooooo excited to see Orlando as Legolas again :D Orlando is GORGEOUS but Orlando + Blonde Wig = WOW ;)

# 3
Wondering @ 05/27/2011 at 6:02 pm

Odd that he doesn’t do the Pirate films but will reprise a role in the Rings family of films…

# 4

LOL! Of course he is. He’s got no other films lineup. Horrible actor.

# 5
iamjealous @ 05/27/2011 at 6:33 pm

Many people start jealous again.

# 7

@Wondering: Well LOTR is more beloved. Critically acclaimed, Oscar-winning…why are you shocked? The Pirates films gradually got worse and worse.

# 8

Too bad Legolas wasn’t in The Hobbit… guess it’s a ploy to bring more people to the theaters.

# 9

Not impressed with Bloom as an actor overall, but the character Legolas, H*ELL YEAH! D*amn, why couldn’t he be an Elf for real lol.
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As for doing the Pirate film, maybe no one asked him. He can say he wouldn’t have done another one, but that doesn’t mean anyone asked him. I sure wouldn’t have wanted him in the new movie, didn’t care for him in the others either.

So excited that was the hottest elf ever

Maybe, also there will be merchandising opportunities. New outfits, new weapons.

They’re writing all sorts of spurious characters into these Hobbit films. The Master of Laketown will have a sidekick and I believe Bard will have a son. They COULD use Legolas in a relatively sensible way though who knows if they will.

There will need to be some cool Elf action in the battles. Why give it to nameless characters or new characters that you’ve made up, when you can give it (or some of it) to an actor who looks like an elf and is good at action and is already popular as a real Tolkein character who would have been in Mirkwood at the time?

And the Elvenking may need someone to talk to when he’s planning his strategy, and making that person his son would be very typical of the things people do when adapting books into films.

I’m looking forward to it if they make him like he is in Fellowship and not drippy like they wrote him in Two Towers.

Orlando stated that he was done with POTC during press for the release of the third film. That franchise had been run into the ground, so good riddance.
For LOTR, on the other hand, Orlando has also said that he would “do anything” for Peter. Peter asks, Orlando willingly jumps.
And I’m sure that Peter is doing two things when he brings back characters that were not originally in The Hobbit. First, he is adding depth to the original story. After LOTR, everyone knew that Thranduil had a son, and now we will get to see them interact. Frodo, reading from the Red Book, brings Bilbo’s story to the LOTR timeline. Second, he is bringing back popular characters in hopes that their fans will follow. It’s a good way to introduce a new story, yet have continuity with LOTR.
I’m thrilled that we will have The Elf back! Absolutely thrilled!

I don’t believe Legolas was in The Hobbit. So Booo, love him, but what’s the point, maybe it’ll be a small cameo

Yeah, but Legolas would have been in Mirkwood at the time the Dwarves encountered the elves.

In the book there’s no need to name all the elves they see, they’re Dwarves and they have no idea who anyone but the Elfking is. But it’s a reasonable assumption that his son was one of the people they saw in the Elfking’s court and fighting in his battles, because that’s how it works in a royal family.

Just because his character wasn’t named in The Hobbit, doesn’t mean that it doesn’t make perfect sense that he be there.
I can’t wait to see Orlando don those pointy ears again!

I’m so excited about this news!!
CAN’T WAIT!!

I don’t get why he would want to do Pirates LOL Will and Elizabeth married and had a child so I don’t get why he would want that or vice versa they would want him Kiera and him made it clear they were both over with that THANK GOD!!!!!!!!!!!! Why would they want anything to do with that mess ? They seemed pretty much over it by the third Pirates.

Brainy box @ 05/28/2011 at 7:07 am

GREAT NEWS!!!!!! WELL DONE SEXY ORLANDO!!!!!!

Yes, people are getting jealous again. My husband hates Orlando, because his wife and daughters love Legolas. I feel sorry for him, because I think he’s stupid, just like a jealous teen boy, although he’s over 40.

I loved Orlando in LOTR. If Peter is going to rewrite the Hobbit, I wish he would also bring back Aragorn and Arwen,loved them too..

Legolas wasn’t in the Hobbit as Tolkien wrote it and the character is not germane to the story so he was cast in order to bring silly girls into the theater, which is a sad move on PJ’s part. Also, his time spent filming with turn into a promo trip for famewhroring wife and her crotch dropping because we all know that Bloom is not professional enough to keep the dam and her pup off the set while he’s working.

Oh, you’re just upset that you and your fellow delphidiots (both of them) have been proved wrong once again.
Legolas was brought back out of common sense. Thranduil is king of ‘Mirkwood’. He has a son, named Legolas. The dwarves are held captive in Thraduil’s fortress. So logic stands that we would see Legolas, standing at his father’s right hand in court.
And it’s beyond stupid to claim that only “silly girls” would be happy that he is back. Legolas has a lot of male fans as well. They often refer to him as a “badass elf”.
Anyway, you once again have exposed some of the classic delphi hypocrisy…..
First you call him a has-been, who no one cares about anymore. Then you claim that PJ only brought him back to get his fans to watch the movie.
So which os it? Is he a draw for audiences? Or is he a nobody?
He can’t be both.
And why wouldn’t he have his wife and child on set with him? Why shouldn’t he share this wonderful experience with them? Why shouldn’t he be able to hold his son in his arms during breaks? And how could it be famewhoring when it is on a closed set? You make no sense at all. As usual.
Was Viggo a famewhore for not only bringing his son on set, but allowing him to be in the movie? Or is that different because he isn’t Orlando, who you hold to a whole different set of ridiculous standards.
You guys sure do earn the name hypocrite, don’t you.

I loved Aragorn and Arwen, too.
Arwen could easily return. As an immortal elf, she would look the same as she did in LOTR. And even though Arwen spent a lot of time in Lorien, she was Elrond’s daughter so she could have been in Rivendell when Bilbo and the dwarves visited.
Aragorn was in Rivendell, too, but he would have been very young in The Hobbit. If they showed Aragorn, he would have to be re-cast as a child, or young man. However, if the second movie is really a bridge to LOTR, they could bring Viggo back as Aragorn. They would have to do some really creative make-up though. It has been 12 years since they started filming LOTR. Orlando looks like he has aged 5-8 years. Viggo looks like he has aged 20. Viggo is still handsome, but he looks older than his years.
Either way, I’m so excited about this movie!

Frodo and Galadriel weren’t in The Hobbit either. Are you going to whine about them too?

Calling an innocent baby a “crotch dropping”?
Well, I guess that says all we need to know about you, now doesn’t it.

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