So I read where Peter Jackson will be making the Hobbit in 2-parts (yes old news I know). I was excited by this because they can really make the battle of 5 armies really epic and detailed. Well at the bottom of the article it had a link for another article announcing that Orlando Bloom will be back as Legolas. My first instinct was oh crap he is gunna butcher this movie all because of a blond "heart-throb" elf...
Well, I received a call from my father yesterday (he stole my series) and reminded me of our discussion about "how can they put him in the Hobbit". Well he finished the book and realised that Legolas, although not physically in the book by name or character, is in the book. Let me explain.
Remember Mirkwood where everyone gets captured by the wood elves, Bilbo breaks them out and smuggles them in wooden barrels? well good. The Elvenking of the wood elves who captured them, was Thranduil, who is Legolas's father. So although he was not specifically mentioned in the books he could have a small cameo in these scenes and I would be ok with it. I just feel more relieved with this revelation that my father brought to my attention.
Whats your opinions on this?