"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. Funny thing is, I look older-and he doesn't! I guess that's why he makes such a wonderful elf."
We reported back in April that Orlando Bloom had still not been confirmed to return for The Hobbit, even though he had been in discussions to reprise his Legolas role since December. While it isn't clear why the negotiations took so long, Legolas will indeed be returning to Middle Earth.