Although we've already heard rumblings that Orlando Bloom would be reprising the role of elven archer Legolas in The Hobbit, director Peter Jackson has confirmed the actor's involvement in his two-film Lord of the Rings prequel.
"Ten years ago, Orlando Bloom created an iconic character with his portrayal of Legolas," Jackson said in a May 27 post on his official Facebook page. "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."