Elijah Wood to Return as Frodo in The Hobbit Movies
You heard correctly. Elijah Wood will be returning to work with Peter Jackson and have a role in the upcoming Hobbit movies. The role of course will be that of Frodo Baggins, the adventurous Hobbit who saves Middle Earth by destroying The One Ring (Lord of the Rings).
Just as Legolas does not appear by name in The Hobbit book, neither does Frodo. However, there can easily be justification of Frodo being around during the time of The Hobbit, considering that Bilbo is Frodo’s Uncle. If you are interested in the role he will play further, TheOneRing.net has a full explanation of how Frodo’s part will tie into the movies.
Elijah Wood is expected to be in the beginning of both movies. It is also rumored that fellow Hobbits Sean Astin (and others) may be joining as small roles in the film. This news as wells as a final confirmation of Ian Mckellen and Andy Serkis is expected to be announced soon.
In other Hobbit news, Warner Brothers and MGM have finally struck a deal in distribution. Warner Brothers will have worldwide theatrical distribution rights of both Hobbit movies. Warner Brothers will also pay the entire cost to film both movies, which as of now, is estimated to be above the $500 million range. This move, once again, has put a stall on other anticipated MGM movies, including the newest James Bond movie. Hobbit shooting begins next month.
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