Orlando Bloom has completed his work as Legolas on Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” trilogy.
Jackson acknowledged the event on his Facebook page by posting a minute-long video of a clearly amused Bloom singing along with Erwin Beekveld’s 2006 music video “They’re Taking the Hobbits to Isengard” — assembled from clips from “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy.
“A day after saying goodbye to Gandalf and Tauriel, it was time to farewell Legolas. What a great day it was, with Orlando battling a serious Orc for all 12 hours of shooting – part of the Battle of the 5 Armies for the third Hobbit movie,” Jackson wrote. “When we finally got the day done, we said goodbye to Orlando, had a couple of beers … and couldn’t resist doing this!”
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On Friday, Jackson had issued a similar farewell by posting a photo of himself looking downcast next to Ian McKellan in costume as Gandalf.
Bloom starred as Legolas in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, which began shooting 14 years ago. Bloom is now 36.
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” the second film in Peter’s “Hobbit” trilogy, will be released Dec. 13. “The Hobbit: There And Back Again” had been set to open on Dec. 17, 2014.
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” has grossed over $1 billion worldwide since it opened last Dec. 14.