Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Zack Snyder Defends 'Man Of Steel' Finale, Ben Affleck Reveals Bruce Wayne Knew People Who Died In That Battle Zack Snyder Defends 'Man Of Steel' Finale, Ben Affleck Reveals Bruce Wayne Knew People Who Died In That Battle New Book Contends Eric Stoltz Was “Difficult” & The Cast Wasn’t Shocked He Was Replaced On ‘Back To The Future’ New Book Contends Eric Stoltz Was “Difficult” & The Cast Wasn’t Shocked He Was Replaced On ‘Back To The Future’ Watch: Scott Lang Wants To Call The Avengers In New International 'Ant-Man' Trailer Watch: Scott Lang Wants To Call The Avengers In New International 'Ant-Man' Trailer Zack Snyder Reveals The Easter Egg Idea He Pitched Christopher Nolan And David Goyer For 'Man Of Steel' Zack Snyder Reveals The Easter Egg Idea He Pitched Christopher Nolan And David Goyer For 'Man Of Steel' New Images Of Bruce Wayne, Lex Luthor, More In 'Batman v. Superman,' Ben Affleck Compares Batman To Hamlet New Images Of Bruce Wayne, Lex Luthor, More In 'Batman v. Superman,' Ben Affleck Compares Batman To Hamlet Mads Mikkelsen And Hugh Dancy Released From Their 'Hannibal' Contracts Mads Mikkelsen And Hugh Dancy Released From Their 'Hannibal' Contracts Paul Thomas Anderson To Write And Possibly Direct Warner Bros' ‘Pinocchio’ For Robert Downey Jr. Paul Thomas Anderson To Write And Possibly Direct Warner Bros' ‘Pinocchio’ For Robert Downey Jr. Tom Cruise Still Gearing Up For 'Top Gun 2,' Story Will Involve Drone Warfare Tom Cruise Still Gearing Up For 'Top Gun 2,' Story Will Involve Drone Warfare Watch: First Trailer For Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’ Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley & Nicolas Cage Watch: First Trailer For Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’ Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley & Nicolas Cage Review: ‘Terminator: Genisys’ Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney & Jason Clarke Review: ‘Terminator: Genisys’ Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney & Jason Clarke 'Thor: The Dark World' Director Alan Taylor Says His Marvel Experience Was "Particularly Wrenching" 'Thor: The Dark World' Director Alan Taylor Says His Marvel Experience Was "Particularly Wrenching" Watch: Anna Paquin Is Rescued In Clip From 'X-Men: Days of Future Past - The Rogue Cut' Watch: Anna Paquin Is Rescued In Clip From 'X-Men: Days of Future Past - The Rogue Cut' Kevin Feige Says 'Spider-Man 2' Is "One Of The Best Superhero Movies Ever," Talks John Hughes Influence On New Spidey Kevin Feige Says 'Spider-Man 2' Is "One Of The Best Superhero Movies Ever," Talks John Hughes Influence On New Spidey Watch: Live Your Ultimate Fantasy With The First NSFW Trailer For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' Watch: Live Your Ultimate Fantasy With The First NSFW Trailer For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' Review & Recap: ‘True Detective’ Season 2, Episode 2, ‘Night Finds You’ Review & Recap: ‘True Detective’ Season 2, Episode 2, ‘Night Finds You’ The 25 Best TV Shows Of The 2014/2015 Season The 25 Best TV Shows Of The 2014/2015 Season The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season

Orlando Bloom Likely To Return As Legolas In 'The Hobbit'

The Playlist By Edward Davis | The Playlist December 9, 2010 at 1:09AM

Cate Blanchett has been officially confirmed to return to Peter Jackson's two-part, "The Hobbit" as the elvin queen Galadriel, the Lady of Lothlorien, and now it appears one more elf is returning.
0


Cate Blanchett has been officially confirmed to return to Peter Jackson's two-part, "The Hobbit" as the elvin queen Galadriel, the Lady of Lothlorien, and now it appears one more elf is returning.

Deadline reports that Orlando Bloom, who basically came to stardom as the archer Legolas in "The Lord Of The Rings" trilogy (he was essentially an unknown before) will also reprise his role.

While we haven't heard official, press release-like news that Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis are returning as the wizard Gandalf and Gollum, respectively, it's already assumed that both actors are in the film which is set for its New Zealand shoot in February of 2011. Hugo Weaving, who played the elf leader Elrond, is also expected to return. Martin Freeman will star as Bilbo Baggins, the uncle (or kinsman if you want to be technical about it) of Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood), who was the main protagonist of "The Lord Of The Rings."

With four 'LOTR' actors all-but-officially on board, this probably gives more hope for fans wanting to see the return of Viggo Mortensen as the hero Aragorn and the aforementioned Wood, but unless there is some major time lapse shift in the film, it would likely make no sense to have a young Frodo appear next to a younger Bilbo (in 'LOTR', Bilbo is played by Ian Holm as an old man). Got all that 'Hobbit'-ese down? Sheesh, you would think we're fluent in that patois. The appearance of Legolas and Galadriel also suggests that the "bridge film" concept -- something perhaps invented that tethers "The Hobbit" and "The Lord Of The Rings" characters together in scenes -- may still be alive. It was thought that idea was dumped long ago in the Guillermo del Toro days (both he and Jackson admitted as much), but who knows, perhaps that plan has once again changed (and or it hasn't and it's simply very conceivable that the immortal elves can appear as themselves in this decades-earlier prequel). "The Hobbit" is due in theaters December 2012 and both films will shoot back to back.

This article is related to: Films, Actors, Genre Films, Orlando Bloom, The Hobbit


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates