It’s been rumored forever, but today on his Facebook page; Peter Jackson officially confirmed that Orlando Bloom will be in The Hobbit. For those worried that he’ll join the group of dwarves and Bilbo, his part will likely be small and not much more than an extended cameo. Legolas’ father does play a big part in The Hobbit, so his showing up at one point in the movie isn’t a complete departure from the book. Here’s Peter Jackson’s announcement:
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. Iâ€™m thrilled to be working with Orlando again. Funny thing is, I look olderâ€”and he doesnâ€™t! I guess that’s why he makes such a wonderful elf.