Elijah Wood Talks More Hobbit
MTV was able to to catch up with Elijah Wood at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, to ask him his thoughts on being included in the latest Hobbit movies. In response Wood said,
“It’s a very small piece, and I think that’s the most appropriate. Obviously, Frodo’s not alive within the context of ‘The Hobbit’ piece. So I jumped at the chance to be a part of it and see everyone and have a little reunion. It’ll be surreal.”
In addition to Wood joining the Hobbit staff, it has also been confirmed that Ian Mckellen, Andy Serkis, and Cate Blanchett will also return as their original roles from The Lord of the Rings. Orlando Bloom is still in negotiations, but is expected to make an appearance as well. Wood went on to say,
“I’d heard about it a little while ago. It’s an idea that Fran [Walsh] and Peter and Philippa [Boyens], the writers, came up with. The way that it will fit in will not infringe upon the integrity of ‘The Hobbit.’ It’ll fit and it’ll be appropriate.
“It’s just a gift,” he added. “It’s a gift to be able to go back to New Zealand. It’s largely the same crew, the same creative team. It’s seven years since we finished on the last film, and it’s an opportunity to go back and have a reunion with everyone.”
Hobbit production began this past month as many of the cast have met together to endure “Hobbit Camp”, a several week “boot camp” to get everyone enthralled in Middle Earth.