There was a whole lot of excitement when Amazon Prime announced that it was working on a Lord of the Rings streaming series adapting J.R.R. Tolkien's book. It had been years since Peter Jackson adapted the books for his own film trilogy, and fans were eager to see how the story would play out in a longer medium.
Of course, the announcement also sparked conversations about whether or not the cast of Jackson's Lord of the Rings films would make their way into the series.
Speaking with members of the press and with fans at the Television Critics Association panel (via Entertainment Tonight), Lord of the Rings trilogy and Pirates of the Caribbean franchise star Orlando Bloom was asked whether or not he'd be appearing in Amazon Prime's series.
Bloom's character, the Sindarin elf Legolas, was a fan-favorite character who appeared in both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.
"I don't know how they're going to approach it. I haven't had any conversations about that," Bloom clarified. "I like to think of myself as ageless but I don't know where I would fit into that world. I think you're saying there's Legolas, they probably got a 19-year-old kid ready to go."
Bloom is right. The original actors have aged significantly since The Lord of the Rings films finished. Amazon Prime would probably want a younger cast, one that would easily fit into the different fantasy roles set for the series.
The Lord of the Rings series has yet to receive a release date, but we'll update everyone as soon as we get word.