Over the weekend the MTV Movies Blog caught up with Hugo Weaving who discussed how he might fit in the upcoming Hobbit films.
“Elrond is in ‘The Hobbit,’ in the book,” explained Weaving, who portrayed the Lord of Rivendell and ancient, wise elf in Jackson’s three “LOTR” films. “And yeah, I would love to work on that, with Guillermo del Toro directing.”
Weaving, a huge Tolkien fan, was eager to talk about the key plot developments that will involve his character.
“Of course, I’ve read the book,” explained the star, who can be seen this weekend in “The Wolfman hunting a hairy Benicio del Toro. “There’s really only one scene in the book of ‘The Hobbit’ [where Elrond appears]. On their journey Bilbo and the [others] stop in Rivendell and have a night or two with Elrond.”
After Gandalf saves the group from trolls and advises them to stop at the Elven outpost, the soon-to-be-cast Bilbo will encounter Weaving’s Elrond, who will enlighten their journey. “[Elrond] is able to read their map,” Weaving explained. “It’s a star map, and he could read star maps. So that’s Elrond in the book.”
“Now, in the film, I don’t know where they’ve gone with it,” Weaving explained, expressing some hope that Elrond gets a bit more to do -– especially so he could appear in both films. “Because [screenwriters Jackson, del Toro, Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh] expanded it, I think, to a couple of films.”
“[I’ll be] reading the star map,” Weaving said with a grin, promising we’ll see him again soon enough.
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