Good news for all the Legoliacs out there - as previously rumored, Orlando Bloom has been confirmed via Peter Jackson on Facebook to play America's Favorite Elf, Legolas, in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit. So, unfortunately, my prediction that they would cast Jon Hamm in the part instead has turned out to be inaccurate. Here's Jackson on the news:
"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."

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Whoa, way to insult the guy, Peter. Although I guess in some cultures being compared to an elf is considered a compliment.