Andy Serkis and Ian McKellen Join THE HOBBIT

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Hot off the heels of the news that Elijah Wood will be reprising his role as Frodo in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit movies, Andy Serkis and Ian McKellen are now set to reprise their roles of Gollum and Gandalf the Wizard, respectively, from The Lord of the Rings trilogy.  In addition to the casting of Serkis, Deadline reports that Christopher Lee (Saruman) and Ian Holm (old Bilbo Baggins) are also in talks to return to Middle Earth once again.

THR broke the news of McKellen’s return, and reports that the offer for Orlando Bloom to return as Legolas is still out, but it’s not yet known if a deal can be made before the film starts shooting. Production on both 3D films is set to begin in February in New Zealand. Martin Freeman stars as young Bilbo Baggins, with Cate Blanchett and Hugo Weaving also confirmed to appear. The Hobbit Part I is scheduled to be released in December 2012, with The Hobbit Part II set to follow in December 2013.

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  • Conoro

    Thank you, God.

    • Jimmy Mero

      Consider me TOTALLY ON BOARD FOR THESE MOVIES. YESSSSSS! Best news possible Ian Holm AND Chris Lee in talks. I’m getting nostalgic just thinking about it.

  • adam

    now all we need (as far as retruning lotr characters who actually appear in the novel is concerned) is Hugo Weaving

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