Orlando Bloom has wrapped up his scenes in The Hobbit, announced director Peter Jackson.
A day after Jackson took to Facebook to say that Sir Ian McKellen was finished filming his scenes as the wizard Galdalf, the director had another post saying the Orlando was also finished with his scenes.
“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.”
The Battle Of the Five Armies is an epic confrontation waged between the Goblins and the Wargs against Men of Dale, Elves, Dwarves and Eagles near the Lonely Mountain, also known as Erebor.
This block of The Hobbit production reportedly had to do with filming this battle. In 2011, cast and crew were in New Zealand for about a year shooting the trilogy.
Orlando Bloom returned to reprise the role of Legolas, an Elf of the Woodland Realm and one of nine members of the Fellowship of the Rings.
The character was central in the sequel to The Hobbit, the trilogy The Lord of the Rings, also directed by Jackson.
It is expected that the director will wrap up for good next month, putting an end to his legendary run on Middle Earth.
Jackson is known and respected by his fans for sharing enormous amounts of material from his productions. He produces video blogs regularly to keep the audiences up to date.
The director was criticized for making a trilogy of The Hobbit, which is only one book written by J.R.R. Tolkien, but he defends his decision stating that he had too much material not to do so.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will open in theaters on December13.
Peter Jackson shared this video of the departing Orlando Bloom, titled Goodbye Orlando.