“Yeah, it’s looking like that,” he said, when asked if he would be in the film. “I’m really excited about going to see Pete [Jackson] again. It’s still a little up in the air, but the idea of working with Pete is fantastic. I can’t actually really talk too much about it, at this point. I just was given the script to piece through, so it’s quite exciting.”
He was also asked to confirm if Legolas would be younger in this film – which, seeing as The Hobbit is a prequel (we know it’s not technically a prequel but seeing as it uses the same characters and setting, calling it one just makes things easier) seems a little silly, but Bloom replied, “Yeah.”
This would suggest a deviation from Tolkien’s original story, as the character of Legolas, whilst his father and kingdom are mentioned, does not make an appearance.