Orlando Bloom is set to appear in Peter Jackson's depiction of 'The Hobbit'. Orlando Bloom will reprise his role of the pointy eared, blonde elf Legolas, according to The Daily Mail.

The 34-year-old actor will now join Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis and 'Sherlock' star Martin Freeman for the two-part prequel that is currently filming in New Zealand. Writing on his Facebook page, Peter Jackson confirmed: '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 again. Funny thing is, I look older - and he doesn't! I guess that's why he makes such a wonderful elf.' Back in April, Bloom had hinted to fans that he would probably return to the franchise, telling MTV: 'I'm going to bet on it, but I can't really talk too much about it because it's still sort of in the ether. But I would love to go back to work with Peter Jackson. It would be an honour. I'll do anything for him'.

The 3-D project, set to cost £300 million, began filming in March following months of financial struggles and health problems for Jackson. Orlando Bloom is also set to appear as the Duke of Buckingham in 'The Three Musketeers', due for release in the UK in October.