Orlando Bloom captured the hearts of elf-lovers everywhere as Legolas in Peter Jackson‘s ‘Lord of the Rings‘ and now that Amazon Studios is rebooting the franchise you might be wondering if he could return. Most of the actors from Jackson’s take on J.R.R. Tolkien’s work have already shared that they weren’t interested but each of them keep getting asked the question.
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It was brought up to Bloom at the summer session of the Television Critics Association during the ‘Carnival Row’ panel. At first, the actor just showed his excitement about the series:
“I remember being on set with Peter [Jackson], 20 years ago now? And he was saying, ‘Wouldn’t it be funny to think about when they’ll want to do a remake of Lord of the Rings? We were in the midst of this remarkable shoot, and I said, ‘No! That’s never going to happen.’ And here I am, working for Amazon and they’re redoing it. It’s great.”
That being said, the actor didn’t leave fans hanging as to if he would be willing to reprise his role and just doesn’t feel that it would be a fit for him:
“I mean look, I don’t know how they’re going to approach it. I haven’t had any conversations about this. I fell that I have done everything…Coming back to be on The Hobbit was a really wonderful little tip from Peter that he wanted me to come into that and it made a lot of sense. I like to think of myself as ageless, but I don’t know where I would fit into that world. If you’re saying as Legolas, they’ve probably got some 19-year-old kid who is ready to go.”
While Bloom didn’t outright say no to playing Legolas again, it was quite clear that there were no conversations about it and he didn’t feel that it would be a fit for him.
Would you love to see Orlando Bloom in the ‘Lord of the Rings’ reboot? Do you feel that they could make him work as a younger Legolas or could a cameo as a different character be in the cards? Share your thoughts in the comments below
Source: Entertainment Weekly