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Deadline.com: Orlando to reprise Legolas in 'Hobbit'
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Dec 8 2010, 7:02pm

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     Deadline.com: Orlando to reprise Legolas in 'Hobbit'  

Deadline.com is reporting that Orlando Bloom is expected to reprise his role as Legolas Greenleaf in the upcoming 'Hobbit' films. You may ask, how can this be? Well, quite simply, the character of Legolas was very much alive during the timeframe of The Hobbit. In fact, he was probably several thousand years old at the time of The Lord of the Rings! Since Legolas is the son of Thranduil (The Elvenking), a major player in 'The Hobbit,' one can easily see Peter, Phillipa, and Fran writing him into the script. *MINOR SPOILERS* Not only would he appear in Mirkwood with the other wood-elves, he could very well lead the wood-elf contingent into the Battle of Five Armies! Deadline also mentions the negotiations for Ian McKellen, Hugo Weaving and Andy Serkis are still ongoing. [Read On]

(This post was edited by Altaira on Dec 9 2010, 1:41am)


Oiotári
Tol Eressea


Dec 9 2010, 12:21am

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     I had practically forgotten about the possibility [In reply to]  

I remember now discussions from a while ago though

[note that my unread posts in The Hobbit forum is currently reading about 10800, so any recent discussions I haven't read yet Wink]


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Aelric
The Shire


Dec 9 2010, 12:28am

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     Gotta say... [In reply to]  

I wasn't expecting this. Galadriel perhaps, but not Legolas.

Can't say I'm not pleased and intrigued.

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Ruijor
Rohan


Dec 9 2010, 12:31am

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     All aboard! [In reply to]  

The ship to Middle Earth is ready to depart... Tongue


Snaga
Lorien


Dec 9 2010, 12:35am

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     Let me say before all the doom and gloomsayers [In reply to]  

I don't think this necessarily means PJ & Co. are going to get carried away with the whole concept inserting people from the first three films just for recognition value. There could easily be room for Legolas to make a short apearance and do it with some amount of integrity to the story. Although one would have to hope this is kept to a minimum.

I noticed one of the stories mentions that his appearance is going to be more than just a cameo. Can anyone here tell me what limits a filmaker would have to stay within for an appearance to be considered a cameo? At one point does it move beyond a cameo? One line? Two lines? Five lines? Is this a subjective standard or has this been quantified by the academy or screen actors guild or a recognized body of artists?

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Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Dec 9 2010, 12:38am

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     It just struck me "Why no Bard? Who kills Smaug? [In reply to]  

They wouldn't, would they?Shocked

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Garfeimao
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Dec 9 2010, 12:48am

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     No, they wouldn't [In reply to]  

But in terms of timelines and the long lived lives of Elves, it would actually have been weird to be in Mirkwood and not see Legolas, hence you have to have him there for as little or as much as it serves the story. My guess is he won't get cozy with any of the Dwarves, to stay in line with his opinion of Dwarves 60 years down the line.

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Hamfast
Rohan


Dec 9 2010, 12:49am

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     hmmmm.... [In reply to]  

one well placed arrow from Legolas does seem more plausible than a sword strike on a mighty dragon from Bard. I can't believe I have to wait two years for this movie !


gilgalad80
The Shire

Dec 9 2010, 1:10am

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     It wasnt a sword. [In reply to]  


In Reply To
one well placed arrow from Legolas does seem more plausible than a sword strike on a mighty dragon from Bard. I can't believe I have to wait two years for this movie !


Bard killed the dragon with a critical arrow shot. Not a sword strike. No way would they do it.. It would change the ending completely..


(This post was edited by gilgalad80 on Dec 9 2010, 1:16am)


Pete
Bree


Dec 9 2010, 1:36am

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     Awesome! [In reply to]  

Now, I'm neither female nor an Orlando Bloom fan but I'd still love to see him in The Hobbit.

I doubt they'd have the son of Thranduil relegated to guarding wine but I'd crack a smile if Legolas is one of the Elves that gets drunk and inadvertently permits the dwarves to escape. Possibly leading the search all the way to Lake-town to regain some pride.

Just no shield-surfing.



Oiotári
Tol Eressea


Dec 9 2010, 1:42am

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     Perhaps to counteract [In reply to]  

a certain drinking contest with Gimli Tongue


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You can only come to the morning through the shadows


Voronwë_the_Faithful
Valinor

Dec 9 2010, 1:42am

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     No, they wouldn't [In reply to]  

Would they?

(Please tell me that they wouldn't.)

'But very bright were the stars upon the margin of the world, when at times the clouds about the West were drawn aside.'

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Oiotári
Tol Eressea


Dec 9 2010, 1:45am

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     my thought process exactly [In reply to]  

please no Unimpressed


The wide world is all about you:
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You can only come to the morning through the shadows


Patty
Immortal


Dec 9 2010, 2:02am

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     I think this would be uber super great! [In reply to]  

Bring him on! But don't substitute him for Bard.Unimpressed

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dernwyn
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Dec 9 2010, 2:05am

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     Maybe he'll be the Elf-lord who Itaril falls in love with. [In reply to]  

Elrond and Thranduil aren't exactly chick-magnets...

What do you think? Is this possible? Oh, to be able to get a glimpse of that script!


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NottaSackville
Tol Eressea

Dec 9 2010, 2:05am

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     I very much think they would. // [In reply to]  

 


Captain Salt
Tol Eressea


Dec 9 2010, 2:06am

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     Yay! [In reply to]  

Hoped for this, but nice to see it confirmed, (almost).

Samuel L. Jackson for Bilbo, Woody Allen for Thorin, Lewis Black for Bard and Gilbert Gottfried for Smaug!

MAKE IT HAPPEN, PETER!!!


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Dec 9 2010, 2:20am

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     You said it outloud. [In reply to]  

My stomach hurts.

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Kangi Ska
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Dec 9 2010, 2:25am

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     This was my first thought [In reply to]  

"the Elf-lord who Itaril falls in love with" then I thought of Legolas who downed a Fellbeast in the dark at a bazillion yards and Bard the Bowman has yet to be cast and I am back at Helms Deep with Arwen.

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Patty
Immortal


Dec 9 2010, 2:26am

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     Yeah, let's just ... [In reply to]  

leave Itaril out of it altogether, say I.

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gilgalad80
The Shire

Dec 9 2010, 2:27am

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     To be clear.. [In reply to]  

I have no problem with Legolas returning in the hobbit. In fact I think it's a cool idea. But he's definitely NOT replacing Bard.
We'll hear of a casting for Bard soon enough..


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Patty
Immortal


Dec 9 2010, 2:30am

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     Agreed. [In reply to]  

And with two movies to play around with I don't think they will need to leave Bard out. I know they did leave Glorfindel out so that audiences wouldn't have to remember who too many people were, but by the time Bard appears in the story (unless they insert a little glimpse of Laketown life before the group gets there) we are already familiar enough with all the main characters that they should feel comfortable inserting one or two new ones for the second movie. I think. I hope.

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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Dec 9 2010, 2:32am

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     Wow [In reply to]  

Didn't see that coming... cool!


Eruwestial37
Rohan

Dec 9 2010, 2:34am

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     My greatest wish [In reply to]  

has come true for The Hobbit.

I have to admit, though I DO want Bard to kill Smaug and I DON'T want Itaril to be his lady, anything else Legolas does is just fine by me.

I'm off to grab some Jameson to celebrate!Cool

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dernwyn
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Dec 9 2010, 2:35am

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     There was a rumor that they were casting Bain. [In reply to]  

Who is, of course, Bard's son.

Which means: Bard is indeed in this.

So I strongly doubt Legolas will have the honor of killing Smaug! Smile


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

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