Orlando Bloom Is Now Officially Part Of 'The Hobbit'

Briefly: Peter Jackson has finally confirmed that Orlando Bloom will reprise the role of Legolas in The Hobbit. The announcement comes via the film's official Facebook page. How does he fit into the film? That's something we don't know. The page quotes Peter Jackson saying, "10 years on, I'm thrilled to be working with Orlando again.  I look older – he doesn't!  Orlando created an iconic character with his portrayal of Legolas, and we're excited to be revisiting Middle Earth with him once more." All we've known in the past is that his appearance will be "more than a cameo," and we've figured that he would appear in the second film, the better to tie it to The Lord of the Rings. So, Tolkien scholars, how do you think he'll be worked into the two films?