In a post on his official Facebook page, ‘The Hobbit’ director Peter Jackson has confirmed that Orlando Bloom will be reprising his role as the Elf Legolas in the two-part project:
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.
The Hobbit: There and Back Again (rumored title) is scheduled to hit conventional and 3D theaters on December 2012. It’s sequel, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (rumored title) will follow in December 2013.