There is a lot of evidence to suggest that Christopher Lee and Ian Holm are busy shooting on The Hobbit Films. Sir Christopher Lee had wanted to attend a LotR-Concert in Germany but he had to cancel and the reason given was because he had to shoot for The Hobbit. So well, there you have it.
Orlando Bloom is heading to New Zealand to shoot his scenes for the movies and I am sure that is going to make a lot of his fans ecstatic!
Time.com did a lineup of the most popular wizards of all time, due to the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows last Friday, and though Dumbledore takes first position, Gandalf comes in third. This is the description given:
“As if being a wizard wasn’t already cool enough, Gandalf is actually two wizards in one. At the start of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings novels — and the Peter Jackson movie trilogy they inspired — he’s the wise but aging Gandalf the Grey, a mentor to hobbits. But after battling a Balrog (yeah, look it up), he is transformed into the way more powerful, take-no-prisoners, all-around badass Gandalf the White. Bonus points: he’s played by Sir Ian McKellen in the movie.”
On an end note, I read that Mikael Persbrandt, who plays Beorn, is deemed both ‘amazing’ and ‘impressive’ by Peter J and Andy Serkis respectively. He has shot a few scenes and will continue shooting after the hiatus.
On his facebook page, Peter Jackson confirmed that Orlando Bloom will be rejoining the cast of The Hobbit Films as Legolas Greenleaf. I am sure this makes millions of fans worldwide go ‘ooooooooooh’. 🙂
Here is the status update from Peter J’s Facebook page.
Ten years ago, Orlando Bloom created an iconic character with his portrayal of Legolas. I’m excited to announce today that we’ll be revisiting Middle Earth with him once more. I’m thrilled to be working with Orlando again. Funny thing is, I look older—and he doesn’t! I guess that’s why he makes such a wonderful elf.
Orlando Bloom finally confirms that he will be acting in The Hobbit in an interview for collider.com
Orlando talked about how excited he is to work with Peter Jackson again for The Hobbit, which he just received the full script for. Check out what he said:
Are you going to appear in The Hobbit?
BLOOM: Yeah, it’s looking like that. I’m really excited about going to see Pete [Jackson] again. It’s still a little up in the air, but the idea of working with Pete is fantastic. I can’t actually really talk too much about it, at this point. I just was given the script to piece through, so it’s quite exciting.
The whole script?
Will you have to do anything to physically prepare for that role again?
BLOOM: Are you telling me that I’ve put on weight, in the last 10 years? I just have to grow my hair really long and blonde again.
Isn’t he a younger version?
Orlando Bloom speaks about his new ‘role’ as a father and though asked about The Hobbit, he says he has to keep his silence. Here is a snippet from the translated interview from lapatilla.com:
British Orlando Bloom, teen idol thanks to his appearances in The Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean, feels himself more attractive than ever since he settled down with model Miranda Kerr and the birth of newborn son Flynn: “Being a parent makes you more sexy,” says the actor.
“Seduction doesn’t disappear after having a child. Having a child has focused me in the right direction, because small things have become less important. It is the most challenging role I’ve done so far and I feel blessed,” the actor told Efe, although he did not want to talk about his personal life, he could not avoid passing on their enthusiasm for being a new parent.
At 34, Bloom still expands as a teen idol and now preparing to raze two roles: the Duke of Buckingham in the new version of The Three Musketeers – “a different character, which fails to be rude but is like a big kid,” he says…
[About] his return to the Elvish world [in] The Hobbit movie…he does not say a word. “They do not allow me”, he explains.
Read the original interview in Spanish here.
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