Exclusive: Watch Orlando Geek Out Over 'Hobbit' Return
By DAVID WEINER
April 07, 2014
Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug arrives on 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital HD Tuesday, and we have an exclusive clip from the bonus features in which Orlando Bloom geeks out over donning his Lord of the Rings Legolas wig and ears for the first time in years for his return to Middle-earth! Watch and share...
"It was a very surreal moment to get back into the role, yeah," says Orlando. "Picked up a bow and arrow, seemed to still have it, which was kind of cool."
Part two of the epic, three-part Hobbit saga follows Martin Freeman's Bilbo Baggins, the wizard Gandalf (Sir Ian McKellen), Thorin Oakenshield (Armitage) and his band of dwarves as they journey to Lonely Mountain to battle the dragon Smaug (Cumberbatch) and reclaim their untold treasures. Legolas (Bloom) and fellow elf Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly) track the dwarves after they escape the elven woods and become embroiled in the quest.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Limited Collector's Edition Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and 2-Disc Standard Definition DVD Special Edition contain the following special features: Peter Jackson Invites You to the Set; Production Videos; New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth, Part 2; and the I See Fire Music Video by Ed Sheeran. The final film in the trilogy, The Hobbit: There And Back Again, will open on December 17, 2014.
For those looking to find out more about J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy world and sagas, check out Middle-Earth Envisioned: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings: On Screen, On Stage and Beyond by Paul Simpson and Brian J. Robb (Published by Race Point Publishing), exploring the artistic legacy of Tolkien's world and including never-before-published lost art of Mary Fairburn.