Hugo Weaving, who plays elvish leader Elrond in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, told SCI FI Wire that his character will have a brief but important role to play in the third and final film, The Return of the King. “Elrond’s not really a major character on the screen,” Weaving said in an interview. “He sort of embodies certain elements of Middle-earth, and he’s the character who understands the prehistory. He kind of brings with him the great weight of years. [He is] like 3,500 years old, … so he’s kind of been around.” [More]