Ever since Peter Jackson has been tapped to direct the new The Hobbit films, former cast from The Lord of the Rings trilogy have signed on to reappear as their characters in the new films. First, Ian McKellen and Cate Blanchett signed on to return to the franchise. Then during the past few months there was word that Orlando Bloom has entered negotiations to return.
Now comes the big news. The breakout star from the trilogy, Elijah Wood, is set to return as Frodo Baggins in both films. Fans of the trilogy have expressed great joy in the news of Wood’s return, and also might help spin the wheels faster to get Bloom to return as well.
We will have the first reports to you on all the casting news, when filming will begin, and the release date for both parts of The Hobbit.
What do you guys think? Are you excited to see the return of these beloved actors? Or would you have liked to see some fresh faces thrown into the mix? Sound off!