Orlando Bloom is on his way back to Middle Earth.
Despite his character not having a role in the novel version of The Hobbit, director Peter Jackson confirms that Bloom will, indeed, portray Legolas in the wildly-anticipated film.
"Ten years ago, Orlando Bloom created an iconic character with his portrayal of Legolas," Jackson wrote on his Facebook page. "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."
The Hobbit will hit theaters in late 2012.