Last week we were happy to report that director Guillermo del Toro had signed actor Hugo Weaving to reprise the role of Elrond in the upcoming two-part adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s “The Hobbit”. This was big news – especially to Hugo Weaving.
While promoting his upcoming film “Last Ride”, Weaving spoke to Moviehole and said “I haven’t actually talked to anyone about it. Doesn’t mean I won’t be doing it, [I’m] just not onboard yet.” Weaving went on to say that he’s “really excited that [Del Toro] is directing. He’s a fantastic choice – an absolutely wonderful choice, just brilliant. It’d be good to get back together with Andy Serkis and Ian McKellan, and whoever else comes back…”
So this is where we stand – it looks like Weaving is definitely ready to come onboard. And its obvious that del Toro wants him onboard – if they could just merge their mutual desires via some sort of electronic communication I’m sure that all would swiftly be put to right… may I suggest Twitter?