Who's back for Hobbit?

The story of THE HOBBIT takes places about 60 years before the events of THE LORD OF THE RINGS. As such, we're gonna get to see a few of the old characters we've come to love and cosplay return in some capacity.

Peter Jackson, talking to MTV while doing press for THE LOVELY BONES, kinda sorta lets us know who to expect: "Gandalf, being a 2,000-year-old wizard, is still around and plays a major role in 'The Hobbit,' and we're having Ian McKellen reprise. There's a couple of other characters: Elrond, who was played by Hugo Weaving [in the original films], and there's a possibility of Galadriel, who was played by Cate Blanchett. They are elves, so once again, in the realm of Middle-earth, they're immortal, they don't age."

THE HOBBIT is currently set for a December 2011 release. Expect to hear real actual concrete information about casting and what not after the new year.
Extra Tidbit: I know I'm not alone, but my fingers are crossed for Aragorn/Viggo Mortensen to appear in the second film. I mean, really, how could they not?
Source: MTV



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