Orlando Bloom Talks "The Hobbit"

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Orlando Bloom Talks "The Hobbit"

Postby Guest » Tue May 22, 2007 11:00 am

<p><span class="articleThumb floatright"><a href="javascript:openGalleryItemWindow('http://www.theonering.com/gallery/item.sd?iid=8932',740,560,8932);"><img src="http://www.theonering.com/images/medialibrary/roadshow2003april1.jpg_thumb.jpg"></a><span class="articleThumbCaption">Orlando Bloom as Legolas</span></span>Orlando Bloom--who we all know (and many love ;-) ) as Legolas--was interviewed by MTV regarding <em>Pirates of the Caribbean</em>, wherein he had this little exchange regarding <em>The Hobbit</em>:</p><blockquote><p><strong>Orlando Bloom</strong> - I have not [been approached for] a "Hobbit" movie. And I think we covered it with "Lord of the Rings."

<strong>MTV </strong>- So that's it for Legolas?

<strong>Orlando Bloom </strong>- Yeah. And besides, Legolas isn't really in "The Hobbit."

<strong>MTV </strong>- Well, he's not mentioned in "The Hobbit," but Tolkien's later writings said that he and his father, Thranduil, were indeed there.</p><p><strong>Orlando Bloom </strong>- Oh really? Yeah, maybe they'll create a subplot for Legolas. [Laughs...] But who's directing it? Peter Jackson? </p></blockquote><p>As most <em>Lord of the Rings</em> fans know, Thranduil is Legolas father who lives in Mirkwood, and is met by Bilbo and the dwarves travelling through that great forest...  Legolas could <em>easily</em> have a cameo in the film.</p><p>It's inevitable the film will be made... only time will tell if Peter Jackson has the opportunity to bring parts of the original cast back together.

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