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There and back again: Ian Holm returning to Middle Earth in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit

04.22.2011

After pressing all the right nostalgia buttons with the first video blog on the production of THE HOBBIT, director Peter Jackson has jumped on the Facebooks once again to give us yet another little golden nugget of feel-goodness: Ian Holm will be reprising his role of Bilbo Baggins!

One comment that came up from the recent video blog was the Bilbo voice at the end—many of you assumed it was Sir Ian Holm. Whilst Ian will be returning as the older Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit, that recording was actually Martin Freeman's voice, taken from a script read through we recorded when the cast first arrived. I have to admit, I wasn't sure who it was when I first heard it, either. Cheers, Peter J

Will his scenes (presumably alongside Elijah Wood's Frodo Baggins) be peppered throughout the film, or will they be just a small chunk seen at the beginning (and perhaps end)? Dammit! The more I think about this film, the more excited I get!

THE HOBBIT is currently in production and will be released December 19, 2012.

Extra Tidbit: PJ also wrote a note on Facebook about the scripting process (which features a neat piece of LOTR trivia regarding a scene with Sean Bean) that's rather interesting. You can check that out RIGHT HERE.
Source: Facebook

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