Peter Jackson has confirmed on his Facebook page that Orlando Bloom is officially on board and will reprise his role as Legolas in “The Hobbit.”

We’ve all expected that Bloom would return, but we now have an official statement straight from the horse’s mouth. Here’s what Jackson had to say about Bloom returning:

Ten years ago, Orlando Bloom created an iconic character with his portrayal of Legolas. I’m excited to announce today that we’ll be revisiting Middle Earth with him once more. I’m thrilled to be working with Orlando again. Funny thing is, I look older—and he doesn’t! I guess that’s why he makes such a wonderful elf.

Despite several mishaps, it appears as if “The Hobbit” is moving along rather smoothly. Are you guys excited to hear that Bloom will be back as Legolas in “The Hobbit?” Let us know!