It’s been long rumored, but it now looks to be confirmed that Orlando Bloom will return as Legolas in The Hobbit. While Legolas himself isn’t in the book, his father is. So that’s where he’ll likely appear in the movie, which means we probably don’t have to worry about him sliding down Smaug’s tail or anything stupid like that. Bloom confirmed the news to Collider:
Are you going to appear in The Hobbit?
BLOOM: Yeah, itâ€™s looking like that. Iâ€™m really excited about going to see Pete [Jackson] again. Itâ€™s still a little up in the air, but the idea of working with Pete is fantastic. I canâ€™t actually really talk too much about it, at this point. I just was given the script to piece through, so itâ€™s quite exciting.