Although Orlando Bloom’s character does not appear in J.R.R Tolkien’s novel the Hobbit, director Peter Jackson confirmed this week that the actor will be included in the upcoming film.
As Orlando previously carved out his role in the Lord of the Rings film series, Peter explained on Friday that the 34-year-old’s character, Legolas, will be written into his next project based on J.R.R’s acclaimed read.
“Ten years ago, Orlando Bloom created an iconic character…. 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,” the director wrote on Facebook via Pop Eater.
Orlando, who recently became a first-time father to baby boy Flynn Bloom with wife and supermodel Miranda Kerr, is now officially confirmed to be a part of the 2-installment set of movies.
The Hobbit Part 1, also starring Cate Blanchett and Elijah Wood, is slated to be released in theaters in December of 2012.