12/06/2012 03:39 pm ET

Orlando Bloom In 'The Hobbit: There And Back Again'

When the second and third installments of the "Hobbit" trilogy, "The Desolation of Smaug" (out Dec. 13, 2013) and "There and Back Again" (out July 18, 2014), arrive in theaters, we’ll encounter some familiar faces as well as some new ones as Bilbo and the dwarves continue their perilous journey to the Lonely Mountain, home of the dragon Smaug. One familiar face will be Orlando Bloom’s elf Legolas (pictured here in a shot from "There and Back Again" – click to enlarge), a major character in the "Rings" trilogy but one not mentioned in the "Hobbit" book.

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