Peter Jackson has always had a track record of making some of the most epic films of the 21st century. While some of his great works include The Frighteners in 1996, King Kong in 2005 and The Lovely Bones in 2009, he is best known for giving life to Middle Earth, the world created by J.R.R. Tolkien through his epic film trilogy Lord of the Rings in 2001-2003. The film was considered a runaway success of its time, managing to rake in all the fans of Tolkien’s book as well as viewers who were completely new to the world that Tolkien created or the genre of fantasy in general. Shot in the scenic vistas of New Zealand which proved to be an almost perfect substitute to Tolkien’s fantasy world with its pristine forests, rolling hills and breath-taking mountains. The films also possessed a large cast with some of the most notable names in the film industry such as Hugo Weaving who we’ve seen plenty of in The Matrix film trilogy, Cate Blanchett whom we’ve seen in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Ian McKellen whom we’ve all become familiar with in the X-Men trilogy.
However, one of the most memorable faces of the film must belong to Orlando Bloom whom we all remember all too well as Legolas Greenleaf, the elven prince of Mirkwood. In the story proper, Legolas serves as a companion among the nine members of the Fellowship of the Ring. Due to his lithe body and sharp senses, he often does most of the scouting for the party and is usually the first to spot danger and dispatch them with very little effort thanks to his amazing marksmanship. On the whole, he proved to be one of the characters that the fandom became most familiar with and perhaps boosting the career of Orlando Bloom who barely had any main roles in films prior to Lord of the Rings.
And much to the joy of fans, when the trailer for the second installment of The Hobbit entitled Desolation of Smaug was released to theaters in the previous week, it was revealed that Orlando Bloom would indeed be returning to reprise his role as the elf prince of Mirkwood in the film along with newcomers Evangeline Lilly and Luke Evans who will be playing Tauriel and Bard, respectively. There have even been videos of fans fawning over the appearance of the character in the recent trailer of Desolation of Smaug, we can only imagine how they’ll react once the film is released this December.