Actor Orlando Bloom is set to reprise his role as elf Legolas in director Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit”.
Jackson confirmed Bloom’s involvement in the film on social networking site Facebook.com.
“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,” Jackson posted.
“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,” he added.
Legolas’ character does not appear anywhere in author J.R.R. Tolkein’s classic 1937 novel, so it remains to be seen what Bloom’s involvement will be.