Director Peter Jackson took to his Facebook page earlier today with news that Orlando Bloom is now confirmed to return as Legolas in The Hobbit. Read the director's entire post below.

"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."
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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.

Orlando Bloom joins fellow The Lord of The Rings cast members Cate Blanchett, Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Ian Holm, and Hugo Weaving who all reprise their original roles in The Hobbit.