Is Orlando Bloom Getting Long-Locked Again for 'The Hobbit?'

[caption id="attachment_21848" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="New Line"]Orlando Bloom in "Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers"[/caption]

Peter Jackson recently announced that his two movies based on J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" will, like every new blockbuster, be shot in 3-D, but ol' Sneaky Pete has an ace up his sleeve: Not only will arrows and swords fly towards you, but female underwear will fly AT the screen!

Why? Because rumor has it a certain elf that made all the ladies swoon in the original "Lord of the Rings" trilogy could be bringing his long golden locks back, and will be making men feel inadequate in three dimensions.

According to a rumor running through the guinea pig grapevine today, Orlando Bloom could once again play the steady-handed archer Legolas in the new "Hobbit" films, even though the character does not appear in the book (his poppa Thranduil does, though).

Deadline seconds the conjecture, and surprisingly contends that returning characters who have HUGE roles in the book, such as Ian McKellen (Gandalf), Andy Serkis (Gollum) and Hugo Weaving (Elrond) have not officially signed yet. Apparently negotiations are getting fierce, but we only have one negotiating tactic when it comes to these guys… GIVE THEM WHAT THEY WANT!

Those guys need to come back, and even if it takes 8 figures, four-story trailers, and their own personal bowling alleys on set, the producers need to fork it over… PRONTO!

This all comes just after it was announced that Cate Blanchett would be reprising her role as Galadriel.