Elijah Wood, Ian McKellan & Andy Serkis Returning For ‘The Hobbit’
Cast returns as production gears up for release next year.
Peter Jackson has already announced the new actors for ‘The Hobbit’ that is in swift production now, and a few returning members were announced the other day and one name might surprise you.
As was already expected, THR has announced that Ian McKellan is officialy in for the movie reprising his role of Gandalf. Deadline has announced that Andy Serkis will return in modelling the role of Gollum which is done through motion capture.
But surprisingly, Elijah Wood is also signed on for the film. Why surprising? Because his character Frodo never existed and wasn’t even born in the timeframe ‘The Hobbit’ is set in. Explanation? Here comes one by TORn:
As readers of “The Hobbit” know, the tale of “The Downfall of The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit or There and Back Again,” are contained in the fictional “Red Book of Westmarch.” In Peter Jackson’s LOTR films, the books are shown on screen and written in by Bilbo and Frodo and handed off to Sam Gamgee. (Not explained on film are Sam’s progeny later having the book and being Wardens of the Westmarch — hence the book’s title.) The fictional book, and either the telling from it or the reading of it, will establish Frodo in the films experiencing Bilbo’s story. Viewers to learn the tale of ‘The Hobbit’ with a familiar Frodo getting the tale as well.
If that’s the case, then Cate Blanchette and Liv Tyler can return as well but we don’t know yet.
Are you excited for ‘The Hobbit’ finally gearing into production?