Orlando Bloom and Peter Jackson made fans rejoice all over the world last week, when Jackson posted a video of Bloom recreating the infamous ‘taking the hobbits to isengard’ viral video.

The director of The Lord of the Rings trilogy posted the spoof video on his Facebook page to celebrate Bloom’s last day of filming for the upcoming second and third Hobbit films – sequels to last year’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey staring Martin Freeman.

Bloom, who became a star for his portrayal of Legolas, an elf with super archery skills, in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, is reprising his role in the upcoming films – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Hobbit: There and Back Again. After he wrapped, Bloom and Jackson had a celebration on set and decided to treat fans to a behind-the-scenes look at their goodbye.

“A day after saying goodbye to Gandalf and Tauriel, it was time to farewell Legolas. What a great day it was, with Orlando battling a serious Orc for all 12 hours of shooting – part of the Battle of the 5 Armies for the third Hobbit movie.

When we finally got the day done, we said goodbye to Orlando, had a couple beers…and couldn’t resist doing this,” Jackson wrote, in a message accompanying the video.

The day before, Jackson bid farewell to actor Ian McKellen, who reprised his role as Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings for Jackson’s newest trilogy, and Evangeline Lilly, who is making her debut as Tauriel in the second film in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, to be released December 13.

The final film, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, is scheduled for release on December 17, 2014.

—Olivia Truffaut

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