From odt.co.nz: One of the stars of Sir Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit was spotted in Queenstown yesterday. The Otago Daily Times understands Orlando Bloom lunched at Amisfield, near Arrowtown, before being spotted at Reading Cinemas in Queenstown. Bloom is reprising his role as Legolas, an elf, in the two-part prequel to The Lord of the Rings. Filming will be done in several places in Otago, including the Wakatipu.Posted in Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Locations Sets, New Zealand, Orlando Bloom, Rumors Spy News, The Hobbit
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As we start to close down 2011, Ringers get another new item to add to their shelves. The Legolas Greenleaf statue is shipping right now from Sideshow Collectibles. Legolas is the third statue to ship from the growing line of collectibles representing Sir Peter Jackson’s adaptation of The Lord of the Rings.
Legolas is the son of Thranduil, King of the Elves of Mirkwood. During the early stages of the War of the Ring he would be sent to Rivendell for The Council of Elrond where the fate of the Ring of Power would be decided. Eventually, Legolas would be chosen to represent the race of Elves as The Fellowship goes upon its journey to destroy the Ring of Power. The Elf would go on to form a great bond with the Dwarf Gimli who should be the next statue to ship from Sideshow. This representation of Legolas brings us his look from The Two Towers and more specifically during the battle Helm’s Deep.Posted in Collectibles, Collectibles, Fellowship of the Ring, Lord of the Rings, LotR Books, LotR Movies, Merchandise, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, Orlando Bloom, Return of the King, Sideshow Collectibles, The Two Towers
Local news channel [3News] interviews Orlando Bloom, in it he talks about his new film The Three Musketeers and returning to Wellington NZ for his role as Legolas.
Watch Full Interview [here]Posted in Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Locations Sets, Lord of the Rings, LotR Cast News, LotR Movies, New Zealand, Orlando Bloom, The Hobbit
On this weeks episode Evangeline Lilly and Orlando Bloom are back in New Zealand. Peter Jackson speaks out regarding Martin Freeman/Bilbo plus H5 creator Daniel McNicoll has an important announcement.Posted in Evangeline Lilly, Hobbit Movie, Martin Freeman, Orlando Bloom, Peter Jackson, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Announcements, TORN TV
Hollywood star Orlando Bloom has been seen out and about in Wellington, joining a growing number of Hobbit actors arriving in the city as production resumes after a three-month hiatus.
Wellingtonians Miranda Webster, Aggie Galloway, Kayla Carruthers, Sam Walton and Hannah Robson met Bloom yesterday when they saw him shopping in the central city.
Ms Carruthers, 19, said she and her friends were on Vivian St when they saw Bloom go into a photography store.
“We weren’t sure at first if it was him or not, so we waited around casually outside the stop, and then when he came out we saw it was definitely him.” [Read more]Posted in Casting Rumors, Characters, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Locations Sets, Orlando Bloom, The Hobbit
Kalypso sends this in: According to the August 2011 edition of InStyle Magazine (Australia), Orlando Bloom is headed to New Zealand shortly to film his scenes as Legolas.
Attention NZ Ringers, be on the lookout for Orlando Bloom in your area!Posted in Casting Rumors, Hobbit Movie, New Zealand, Orlando Bloom, The Hobbit
On this episode of Hobbit in 5, we introduce you to our new website, reveal the official titles for The Hobbit, talk about possible LOTR extended edition screenings in NZ, look at some set pieces, and Sir Peter Jackson begins to answer fan-submitted questions! We also cover Oin in our character study!
June 3th, 2011 – Episode 20
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That’s the big question posed by Ben Child of The Guardian!
To begin with, fans have long known that Peter Jackson’s vision for his two-part adaptation of The Hobbit involves plans to include the activities of the White Council and the Necromancer of Dol Guldur, a rather sketchy storyline that minimally involves Gandalf, Saruman, and Galadriel, and occurs parallel to the main story of Bilbo’s journey with the thirteen Dwarves to the Lonely Mountain.
But while it could be argued that the White Council storyline is at least canon, what can be said about the surprising inclusion of Frodo, his father Drogo, an older Bilbo (played by Sir Ian Holm), and Legolas?
In his article Ben poses genuine questions that most fans (on TheOneRing.net at least) have been pondering over for months now:
What shape will Sauron take – Tolkien offers no clues – as he will presumably not yet have assumed the form of a great eye in which he appears in Lord of the Rings?
Does this mean that the 89-year-old Christopher Lee has made the trip to New Zealand after all to reprise his role as Saruman?
Going further than questioning the practicalities of filming this prelude to the Lord of the Rings, the article delves deeper into the question at the heart of the much-anticipated cinematic phenomenon – by pulling us away from the central story, will the films present The Hobbit through a very different prism than what was originally intended?Posted in Characters, Director news, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, Hugo Weaving, Ian Holm, J.R.R. Tolkien, LotR Cast News, Orlando Bloom, Peter Jackson, The Hobbit, Tolkien
Right smack dab in the middle of the Memorial Day Holiday in the US, Warner Brothers has announced the official titles for the two upcoming ‘The Hobbit‘ films. As previously reported in March, they are ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey‘ and ‘The Hobbit: There and Back Again.’ Click ‘continue reading’ for the full release!
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As announced on Peter Jackson’s Facebook page, Orlando Bloom is reprising his role as Legolas “Greenleaf” in The Hobbit. Below are some video clips of the local coverage.
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Direct from Peter Jackson…
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.
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The BBC America Blog has an interesting interview with Orlando Bloom where his words seem to imply he’s going to be a part of The Hobbit (as, of course, the Elf Legolas).
Here’s one of the statements he makes:
I can’t really discuss it too much at this point, but I’m very excited at the prospect of being a part of it again. I think it will be wonderful to get back there.
Read the rest of the interview for Orlando’s thoughts on Peter Jackson as a director, and the themes of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
What do you think? Is Orlando Bloom pretty much going to be in these movies at this point? Follow the “Discuss” link to share your thoughts with fellow fans on our message boards.Posted in Casting Rumors, Characters, Director news, Hobbit Movie, Lord of the Rings, LotR Cast News, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, Orlando Bloom, Peter Jackson, The Hobbit