Following the announcement that Warner Bros. would be handling worldwide distribution on The Hobbit movies Deadline hinted that Elijah Wood, who played Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, may in be talks to play the character once again.
Back in 2009 Wood said “if they found a way to make the character work, I would love to be a part of it” but “Frodo doesn’t exist. He’s not born yet.” Despite this TheOneRing has some insider info on how Frodo will appear, and the “reasons are organic and natural and might not upset some of the most ardent purists.”
Potential spoilers below:
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!)
Click here if you want to read how he will appear.
Being a fan of the movies having some characters from the trilogy reappear briefly would be quite exciting, as long as they don’t throw people in for the sake of it. I think we can trust in Peter Jackson though as The Lord of the Rings had a few changes here and there and that worked out just fine.
As well as Frodo we may also see Legolas (Orlando Bloom) and Elrond (Hugo Weaving). Cate Blanchett’s return as Galadriel has been confirmed, and we are now waiting on Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis to officially sign on as Gandalf and Gollum.