Bloom to Feature in The Hobbit?

Since Cate Blanchett has announced she will be appearing in the new two-part movie The Hobbit it has led to much speculation about what other LOTR characters, who are not in The Hobbit book, will appear in the movie. It has now been announced that Orlando Blooms’ Legolas will be featured in the film in some way, shape or form.

So the question is, should there be a purist revolt against this or does it make sense to tie the trilogy and The Hobbit a little more closely? It’s not a far fetch for these two, since the characters in The Hobbit encounter the Elves quite a bit, including Legolas’ faction. However, if you are going to follow that train of thought you might as well put Gimli back in as well, since the Dwarves play a huge role in The Hobbit as well.  As a big Tolkien fan, I don’t necessarily have a problem with this, as long as they don’t change too much of the plot and as long as Orlando Bloom has some decent lines for a change.



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3 responses to “Bloom to Feature in The Hobbit?

  1. net we will be posting series of profiles for cast and characters we expect to play a role in The Hobbit films. He once lived in the Misty Mountains near the Goblin s cave but at the time of The Hobbit he lived in the edge of the mountains near the Carrock. net staffer and regular contributor Treebeard was lucky enough to have the chance to chat with Graham McTavish Dwalin about his role in The Hobbit.

  2. I think it would be fun to have Legolas in a cameo type appearance. Just have him briefly at the party, and that’s it. As for Gimli…nah. He’s the nephew of one of the orignal seven dwarves, and if he was meant to be in the story, he would have stopped by to say hi to his uncle or something.

    • Jeff

      Yeah a cameo would be cool, but it sounds like they are planning on more. As for Gimli, as a LOTR fan, I don’t think he would fit in, but from a movie stand point, it COULD be worked out, if they are trying to tie the Hobbit more closely to LOTR. Thanks!

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