It seems that Peter Jackson is continuing to supply fans with fun videos from behind-the-scenes of The Hobbit, with a new video saying ‘goodbye’ to Legolas.
Two weeks ago a video was released of an in–costume Orlando Bloom, Lee Pace, and Evangeline Lily, reacting to the first trailer of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Then, earlier this week, the image of Ian McKellen’s last day on set and in-costume as Gandalf surfaced, and now this!
Yesterday, Jackson released a video of Orlando Bloom singing along to the 2006 viral hit- ‘Taking the Hobbits to Isengard’, on his personal YouTube account. The song, which was a video originally made by fans back in 2006, features the moment in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers where Legolas (played by Bloom) states that the Uruk-Hai and the Orcs have taken Merry and Pippin to Isengard.
The newly posted version aptly titled, ‘Goodbye Orlando’, has already received more than three million views on Jackson’s YouTube channel and was posted with a message bidding farewell to the franchise’s favorite elf.
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. When we finally got the day done, we said goodbye to Orlando, had a couple of beers … and couldn’t resist doing this!
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is set to be released on the 13th December 2013, and will follow on from the first film in the series which was released last year. In the second part, the Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf will continue with their journey to retake their gold back from the dragon, Smaug, and reclaim the lost dwarf kingdom of Erebor. The third and final film in The Hobbit trilogy is set to be released December 2014.