Hugo Weaving Confirmed, Saoirse Ronan Not
Today we have some good news and bad news to report. We will start with the bad…
In and interview with Saoirse Ronan, she was asked whether or not she will be working with Peter Jackson in The Hobbit movies. As a response, she said, “Unfortunately I won’t be able to do it. It breaks my heart. I love Bilbo and New Zealand.”
Ronan was rumored to be the one to play the role of Itaril. The rumors caused for a lot of push back from Hobbit fans who felt that it would not be true to the book to have Itaril. This has not stopped Jackson from adding characters who are not found within the actual Hobbit novel, considering Frodo and Legolas will be making an appearance.
Now onto the good news. It has been officially confirmed that Hugo Weaving will be returning as Elrond for The Hobbit Movies. Nerves began to spread when official cast lists were published and Weaving’s name was not found on it. Well, you can now put it to rest as an official announcement was made by a Hobbit Movie spokesperson.
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