Last week we heard that Elijah Wood, who played Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, would be putting his hobbit feet on once again for Peter Jackson.
Despite Frodo not being around during the time of The Hobbit Jackson seems keen on getting characters from the trilogy in the movies where possible, and Elijah recently spoke about his upcoming return to Middle Earth.
“…we thought we were finished and the character doesn’t even exist in [the book of] The Hobbit, so it was not even a pipe dream to imagine the possibility would be there for me to reprise the role of Frodo. But they’ve come up with something that I think is kind of interesting and I think very fitting that doesn’t necessarily infringe upon the integrity of the original novel. It’s great. I’m really excited.”
As for how much screen time we should look for Wood to have in the two Hobbit films, the actor said, “I think it’ll be relatively minimal. That’s my impression. I actually haven’t read anything yet. I haven’t read a script. I have almost as much information as you guys have!”
Filming on The Hobbit will get underway next month with Ian McKellen returning as Gandalf, Christopher Lee returning as Saruman, Cate Blanchett returning as Galadriel and Martin Freeman playing Bilbo Baggins.