When one the billion dollar franchise that is Pirates of the Caribbean writes you out the fourth movie, what else do you do? Go back to the other billion dollar franchise of course! Deadline have news that as well as Cate Blanchett coming back to the movie, Orlando Bloom is also close to signing a contract to reprise his role as Legolas, the Elven archer – and therefore sell many more posters!

They also report that his role will be ‘far more than a cameo’. They go on to say that Ian McKellen (Gandalf), Andy Serkis (Gollum) and Hugo Weaving (Elrond) who’s characters all feature in the book, have yet to be cast but I expect we’ll see a few more announcements in the coming weeks/months.

We’ll confirm, this if / when it happens.