During his Carnival Row panel at Television Critics Association summer session on Saturday, Bloom shot down a question about whether or not his character Legolas could pop-up in this new universe.
“I remember being on set with Peter [Jackson], 20 years ago now? And he was saying, ‘Wouldn’t it be funny to think about when they’ll want to do a remake of Lord of the Rings? We were in the midst of this remarkable shoot and I said, ‘No! That’s never going to happen.’ And here I am, working for Amazon and they’re redoing it. It’s great.”
He added, “I mean look, I don’t know how they’re going to approach it. I haven’t had any conversations about this. I fell that I have done everything…Coming back to be on The Hobbit was a really wonderful little tip from Peter that he wanted me to come into that and it made a lot of sense. I like to think of myself as ageless but I don’t know where I would fit into that world. If you’re saying as Legolas, they’ve probably got some 19-year-old kid who is ready to go.”
His co-star Cara Delevigne responded with a scream, “NO!”
Carnival Row, set to debut on Amazon Prime on August 20, was also announced to be returning for a second season.
Watch the teaser trailer below: