Empire Magazine Logo Seán writes: The interview in the upcoming Empire is presented in a preview on empireonline.com: On Bilbo: “In writing the part I obviously am thinking Old Bilbo and Ian Holm. We are writing based on that performance, but other than that, we have ideas. I can tell you that it’s down to a few names that we all agree upon. And that our first choice…completely, magically we said the same name. All of us! We said this is the guy we would talk to, but until the pages are there you have to let the character tell you who he wants to be played by. You can expect at least a year before we announce any casting.”