Peter Jackson confirms Orlando Bloom for The Hobbit

Legolas isn’t actually in the book, but dammit, we don’t care

Elfin action hero Orlando Bloom is set to reprise his role as elfin hero of action from the Lord Of The Rings trilogy in Peter Jackson‘s forthcoming adaptation prequel, The Hobbit.

Jackson said, “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.”