It’s strange when you see someone on a trailer and think he is another actor. I was watching the trailer for the new Three Musketeers and I could have sworn that one of the musketeers was portrayed by Orlando Bloom. Loving him as Legolas and Will Turner, I knew I would love him in this flick too. After all, he is at his best when he’s holding a weapon. I looked him up online and discovered he is in the movie, but he’s not one of the musketeers. Stumped, I did a bit more research only to discover that Orlando plays the Duke of Buckingham. Another actor by the name of Luke Evans is Aramis, the musketeer. The resemblance between these men is striking.
I did a bit more research on Luke and found out that he will be in the new Lord of the Rings movie about Bilbo Baggins, The Hobbit. Stranger still is that I had heard a rumor that Orlando would be coming back and playing Legolas in The Hobbit. Other people feared he would be given the role of Bard the Bowman instead. Now it seems that Orlando won’t be in the Hobbit, and that Luke will be playing Bard. I guess it makes sense, especially if I can confuse the two men in action scenes. Dress Luke up as Legolas and have him shooting some arrows, and it might almost be the same thing. LOL…maybe! We’ll see how he does in The Three Musketeers.
UPDATE: Orlando Bloom WILL be returning to The Hobbit as Legolas. Apparently, there will be two movies made, and Orlando will be in at least one. It’s called An Unexpected Journey and will come out sometime next year.