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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."
It was widely rumored that Bloom, who originally gained fame playing Legolas in Jackson's 2001 "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," would reprise the role in the new movie.
In addition to the 2001 film, Bloom played the role in 2002's "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" and in 2003's "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King."
It's actually a two-part movie based on J.R.R. Tolkien's books. The first of the two movies is scheduled for a December 2012 release. The second is expected to come out a year later.