Most people on this planet know what The Lord of The Rings is and it’s prequel The Hobbit. Peter Jackson gave actors like Orlando Bloom, Andy Serkis and Elijah Wood the worldwide exposure that made them a household name. After being part of such a monumental franchise you didn’t think this would be the last you would see of them in Middle Earth, did you? Thanks to Deadline, it’s been rumored that Frodo Baggins– Elijah Wood, may make an encore appearance in the shire.
Could this mean the budget for rubber feet and ears just exploded all over Mordor? Check out the exact quote and start sharpening your axes.
“I’ve learned that Warner Bros will, in fact, pay the entire cost of the two installments ofThe Hobbit, a price-tag that is expected to exceed $500 million. Now, the question will be which cast members from The Lord of the Rings come back for encores. I’ve heard talk of conversations with Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis and possibly Elijah Wood. I’d heard Orlando Bloom was also in talks before the holidays. Returning actors will need to be locked in shortly.“
Not only does Warner Bros. have the rights to distribute the two-part Hobbit film they also have the say on who’s “coming back for an encore”. Personally, seeing McKellen back as Gandalf The Grey is a must but what part is Elijah going to play? The Hobbit takes place 60 years before The Fellowship of The Ring so it’s already a given that we won’t see him making his appearance as a Hobbit. While there has been no official statement to these rumors being true as of yet, word is that it should be soon.
The Hobbit: Bilbo Baggins, a Hobbit, journeys to the Lonely Mountain accompanied by a group of dwarves to reclaim a treasure taken from them by the dragon Smaug.
The Hobbit Part 1 is set to be released December 19th, 2012.