New dad Orlando Bloom is going to join the “Hobbit” reunion.
Sources say that Bloom’s people are negotating for him now to hook up with Cate Blanchett, Elijah Wood, and Sir Ian McKellen in the prequel to the “Lord of the Rings” series.
However, reports of Bloom getting $1 million for two minutes on screen are wrong. “The Hobbit” is going to be two movies. Many of the beloved characters from “Lord of the Rings” may appear briefly in the first film, and at length in the second one.
Sources say that director Peter Jackson is creating a kind of story “bridge” between the second “Hobbit” film and the first “Lord of the Rings” installment, so the whole billion dollar deal can play as a five part, all day, all nigt extravaganza.
Are Viggo Mortensen and Liv Tyler next? And what of Sean Astin? My guess is we’ll see everyone once Jackson is done.