Orlando Bloom has just finished filming his final scenes as Legolas, a role which he has played over 14 years.
As a goodbye to the character which helped launch Bloom in Hollywood, he has done his own version of an infamous fan made video. The video “They’re Taking The Hobbits To Isengard” has received over 12 million hits, and is classed as the unofficial theme for the fandom.
Director Peter Jackson said there wasn’t a more fitting send off for Legolas and Orlando.
“A day after saying goodbye to Gandalf and Tauriel, it was time to [say] farewell [to] 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 said. “When we finally got the day done, we said goodbye to Orlando, had a couple of beers … and couldn’t resist doing this!”
Watch the video Orlando Bloom has made below:
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is the second film in the trilogy of The Hobbit films and is due to be released on December 14 2013.
The original fan video is here to allow us to compare the two: