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Elijah Wood will be in ‘The Hobbit’ (and we know how!)

January 7, 2011 at 12:30 am by MrCere  - 

EXCLUSIVE – Deadline hinted first but can confirm that Elijah Wood will step in front of Peter Jackson’s cameras and return to Middle-earth for a part in ‘The Hobbit,’ — and we even know how. Despite how some fans will respond at first, the reasons are organic and natural and might not upset some of the most ardent purists.


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 book is 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 are to learn the tale of ‘The Hobbit’ as a familiar Frodo gets the tale as well.

Since the speculation is now everywhere around the interwebs, TORn can confirm that as of now, the plans are to feature Frodo in the opening sequence of the films. It is unlikely that studio Warner Bros. or Team Jackson would change the script at this point in response to the web buzz so we may have just “spoiled” December 2012 for some, but we warned you. (And, sat on the spoiler until leaks started to appear!)

Rumors have suggested Wood is “in talks” to appear in the film but that isn’t an issue as it very likely the role was discussed with the actor at the scripting phase of the films and he was agreeable to reprise his part then. It is likely but less certain that the same can be said of Orlando Bloom who is rumored (and TORn cannot currently lock-down confirm) to be playing his LOTR Elf character Legolas.

The status of other actors’ whose characters would have been living during the plot line of the Hobbit, are varied. Cate Blanchett is confirmed as Galadriel while Hugo Weaving’s Elrond is a prominently featured character in the source material but not confirmed. Liv Tyler’s Arwen could logically be present as could other ancient Elves like Marton Csokas’ Celeborn.

Frodo’s return makes it possible that Sean Astin could appear as Sam and other Hobbits such as Merry or Pippin can not be ruled out. TORn’s information indicates however, that Frodo and the young Bilbo are the primary Hobbit connections between the film series.

Dwarves will play a prominent role of course in the new films, and LOTR character Gimli (John Rhys-Davies) is the son Gloin, one of one of Bilbo’s companions for the journey of the titular Hobbit. Readers can view our Hobbit cast page to see the status and information on all known characters from the film.

Two very obvious absences from any press releases so far are signings of Ian McKellen as Gandalf and Andy Serkis as Gollum. Both actors are believed to be in negotiations and the studio and actors have elected not to conduct talks through the press. Fans including those on message boards, are worried about the actors’ signings. As always, hit us with news at or hit up the author.

Copyright Jan. 6, 2011,

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114 responses to “Elijah Wood will be in ‘The Hobbit’ (and we know how!)”

  1. Barni says:

    this movie is going to be amazing!cause peter jackson is great,the way he filmed lotr is fantastic!luv ya Peter!<3

  2. Rdm0365 says:

    no no because bilbo is still righting his book at the beginning of that movie well if you have seen the extended edition he is writing the book and narrating at the same time frodo meets gandalf by the tree so they are not the same book plus bilbo doesnt even finish the book till he is in rivendell where frodo meets him there saying” you finished it” so even in the theatrical version you can tell it is not bilbos book that frodo is reading under the tree.

  3. Hdjsksksks says:

    i like lord of the rings

  4. Ryan Frye says:

    NO! NOO!!!!!! Frodo shouldnt be in the movie, he wasnt in the book damnit!

  5. Jschneider1163 says:

    that is alsome

  6. Flossiepant says:

    my name is flornce i cant wait to see elijah wood in the hobbit i cant wait to see it come out i dot maid elijah will me setphanie is it ok with yuo 

  7. Pws says:

    Where have you been? This feed is entirely about that possibility…

  8. Familiar says:

    Frodo was a terrible character in the LOTR movies. Well, the LOTR movies were pretty bad in general, if you have read the books. Looks like The Hobbit is going in the same direction. Legolas appears to be in it as well, which is silly. Also, there are additional fabricated characters in the cast. sigh.

  9. Ugh says:

    There is absolutely nothing that refers to Frodo in the Hobbit, not that i don’t wanna see Elijah Wood, he made a great hobbit. But I think that for a lot of LOTR fans, that ACTUALLY read, it might kill the way they feel about the movie. The others were great, but didn’t follow story very well. I mean, hell… they left out Tom Bombadil in the Fellowship. It’s a great part of the book, and fairly early on. I hate it when people take others perfection and try to make it their own. They leave out great things and add stuff that never even happened…or crossing story line. :p

  10. DUH says:

    That would kill the point of the Hobbit since you ‘seem’ to have read it

  11. Marc Hoyland says:

    It is an interesting idea if done correctly.. oh and i just read it’s going to be three movies now and not just two…..

  12. oh yes.I totally agree!

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