Yesterday we learned that more actors had joined the cast of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings prequel The Hobbit. One of the additions included Cate Blanchett who played Galadriel in the LOTR trilogy. Even though her character doesn’t appear in The Hobbit book she’ll appear in the film, and according to Deadline the same can be said of Orlando Bloom and his alter Legolas.

Sources close to the project are saying that Bloom is next in line to reprise his role in Jackson’s adaptation. Nothing has been confirmed yet but he’s nearing a deal to strap on his bow and arrow and sport those elf ears once more. Before they get to him, they’re first priority is to solidify Ian McKellen (Gandalf), Andy Serkis (Gollum) and Hugo Weaving (Elrond) whose characters are actually in the book.

Attention all diehard Hobbit and LOTR fans: What do you think Jackson is up to with this mixture of Lord of the Rings and Hobbit characters? They say that Legolas will be more than just a cameo role, so how will he fit into everything?

Do you think it makes sense to bring Legolas back? Are you excited about Galadriel’s return?