The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey had been quite an adventure and remember that it’s far from over. We still have the second installment, Desolation of Smaug, coming this December and the third and final installment, There and Back Again, set to hit theaters late next year so don’t worry your little heads Ringers. Unfortunately however, not all good things last forever and now, we prepare to say goodbye to veteran actor Orlando Bloom, whom we all know well as the elven archer Legolas from Lord of the Rings, will now be sailing away to undying lands. Or at least, off to a new career.
Anyway, one can say that Orlando Bloom’s career blossomed with Peter Jackson’s first visit to Middle Earth with Lord of the Rings in 2001-2003. Before that, he had merely gotten minor roles such as his appearance in Wilde where he portrayed the role of a Rent Boy. It was through Lord of the Rings, when he played the elf prince of Mirkwood did he truly become a legend in his own right, causing many women (and possibly some men) to cry out in delight at the sight of him in the films. He became an overnight sensation and a heartthrob, not just for Ringers, but for people who were, before Lord of the Rings was put into film, entirely unfamiliar with the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.
Also of note is his portrayal of Paris in a film adaptation of the classic story of Troy. Based on the epic of Greek Mythology, Orlando Bloom plays as a rather naive and fearful younger brother to Hector, who is played by Eric Bana. Things take a turn for the worst when Achilles, played by Hollywood hunk Brad Pitt arrives through the coercion of Greek kings in order to lead an assault on the city-state of Troy.
Of course, as mentioned above, it seems that Orlando Bloom’s part in The Hobbit has just recently finished as the scenes involving Legolas have all been filmed and ready to be compiled in the remaining two films of The Hobbit trilogy. Whatever the case, it seems that he’s certainly left his own mark in the film franchise and we definitely hope to be seeing more of him in other films, if nothing else. As a farewell, Peter Jackson has posted a video of Legolas singing “They are Taking the Hobbits to Isengard” on his facebook page.