Hugo Weaving Will Return For THE HOBBIT

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hugo_weaving_elrond_hobbit_01.jpgAccording to TheOneRing.net, director Guillermo del Toro has confirmed that Hugo Weaving will return as Elrond, Lord of Rivendell for the upcoming two-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit”.  You may remember Elrond as the character who constantly warned his daughter about messing around that hunky Ranger Aragorn.  Then he relented and gave Aragorn a massive sword in a no-way-symbolic “I Now Give You Permission To Bone My Daughter”-present.

The audio interview del Toro did with BBC Radio 5 Simon Mayo also hints that Andy Serkis and Ian McKellan may also return as Gollum and Gandalf, respectively.  But let’s just take it one step at a time and happily welcome Agent Smith back to The Shire.




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  • ZOmbie Cullens

    YES. HELL YES.

  • ZOmbie Cullens

    YES. HELL YES.

  • Bone

    Oh man, I wish there was more movies such as these. Timeless and well worth 3 1/2 hours of movie watching.

  • Bone

    Oh man, I wish there was more movies such as these. Timeless and well worth 3 1/2 hours of movie watching.

  • Kal'El

    If they don't cast McKellen as Gandalf, the entire movie is a waste of time, in my opinion. The end.

    • nightwing

      Absolutely agree

    • nightwing

      Absolutely agree

  • Kal'El

    If they don't cast McKellen as Gandalf, the entire movie is a waste of time, in my opinion. The end.

    • nightwing

      Absolutely agree

  • Titus

    Probably the only character I wouldn't have minded if they recast. Reading the books, I never imagined Elrond with a permanent scowl on his face like Hugo wears. Not the announcement I was hoping for, but hopefully we'll hear confirmation on Ian McKellan and Andy Serkis soon.

  • Titus

    Probably the only character I wouldn't have minded if they recast. Reading the books, I never imagined Elrond with a permanent scowl on his face like Hugo wears. Not the announcement I was hoping for, but hopefully we'll hear confirmation on Ian McKellan and Andy Serkis soon.

  • Titus

    Probably the only character I wouldn't have minded if they recast. Reading the books, I never imagined Elrond with a permanent scowl on his face like Hugo wears. Not the announcement I was hoping for, but hopefully we'll hear confirmation on Ian McKellan and Andy Serkis soon.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/shortfilmbgshot shortfilmbgshot

    What about those little guys? The beards…

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/shortfilmbgshot shortfilmbgshot

    What about those little guys? The beards…

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/shortfilmbgshot shortfilmbgshot

    What about those little guys? The beards…

  • Gala

    of course Sir Ian McKellan and Andy Serkis will return.. the movie is being made by basically the same people, it's just a diffrent director, plus, just imagine gandalf and gollum recast? … no just no…

  • Gala

    of course Sir Ian McKellan and Andy Serkis will return.. the movie is being made by basically the same people, it's just a diffrent director, plus, just imagine gandalf and gollum recast? … no just no…

  • Anonymous

    Yet another piece of good news in this movie's favor. But then, can we really be surprised with del Toro directing and the goodwill/support of Jackson giving it weight? I'd be more surprised if cast members of the first three *weren't* clamoring to give away another two years of their life for this project. It's one of those once in a lifetime experiences that paradoxically is coming around for another spin.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/TragicVillain TragicVillain

    Yet another piece of good news in this movie's favor. But then, can we really be surprised with del Toro directing and the goodwill/support of Jackson giving it weight? I'd be more surprised if cast members of the first three *weren't* clamoring to give away another two years of their life for this project. It's one of those once in a lifetime experiences that paradoxically is coming around for another spin.

  • geyesgvawrfty

    they really need to make movies based on the rise and fall of Numenor, The Fall Of Gondolin(It would be the greatest battle sequence ever), and of course the actual Silmarillion story, and all the other gems inside that book.

    • a.d.

      I don't know how you'd go about making a film of the Silmarillion, it's just too dense…

    • a.d.

      I don't know how you'd go about making a film of the Silmarillion, it's just too dense…

  • geyesgvawrfty

    they really need to make movies based on the rise and fall of Numenor, The Fall Of Gondolin(It would be the greatest battle sequence ever), and of course the actual Silmarillion story, and all the other gems inside that book.

  • geyesgvawrfty

    they really need to make movies based on the rise and fall of Numenor, The Fall Of Gondolin(It would be the greatest battle sequence ever), and of course the actual Silmarillion story, and all the other gems inside that book.

    • a.d.

      I don't know how you'd go about making a film of the Silmarillion, it's just too dense…

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Odaecom Odaecom

    "Then he relented and gave Aragorn a massive sword in a no-way-symbolic “I Now Give You Permission To Bone My Daughter”-present."

    Great line.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Odaecom Odaecom

    "Then he relented and gave Aragorn a massive sword in a no-way-symbolic “I Now Give You Permission To Bone My Daughter”-present."

    Great line.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Odaecom Odaecom

    "Then he relented and gave Aragorn a massive sword in a no-way-symbolic “I Now Give You Permission To Bone My Daughter”-present."

    Great line.

  • Dr.Wimsey

    Christopher Tolkien will never sell the rights to do material from The Silm. or Unfinished Tales. Even if they did, then the thing to do would be to make films from individual stories. Beren & Luthien could be a good tale (a short prologue a la Lord of the Rings could bring people up to speed), and The Children of Hurin could be good, too.

    Other than that, however, none of the other "shorts" really tell individual stories. It would be like a condensed documentary of something that never happened. In other words, it would be like a Chris Columbus film!!!!! 8-o

  • Dr.Wimsey

    Christopher Tolkien will never sell the rights to do material from The Silm. or Unfinished Tales. Even if they did, then the thing to do would be to make films from individual stories. Beren & Luthien could be a good tale (a short prologue a la Lord of the Rings could bring people up to speed), and The Children of Hurin could be good, too.

    Other than that, however, none of the other "shorts" really tell individual stories. It would be like a condensed documentary of something that never happened. In other words, it would be like a Chris Columbus film!!!!! 8-o

  • Dr.Wimsey

    Christopher Tolkien will never sell the rights to do material from The Silm. or Unfinished Tales. Even if they did, then the thing to do would be to make films from individual stories. Beren & Luthien could be a good tale (a short prologue a la Lord of the Rings could bring people up to speed), and The Children of Hurin could be good, too.

    Other than that, however, none of the other "shorts" really tell individual stories. It would be like a condensed documentary of something that never happened. In other words, it would be like a Chris Columbus film!!!!! 8-o

  • http://www.videoregister.de/ morecomp

    Cool a new Lord of da Rings in da house… hell yeahhhh!

  • http://www.videoregister.de/ morecomp

    Cool a new Lord of da Rings in da house… hell yeahhhh!

  • http://www.videoregister.de morecomp

    Cool a new Lord of da Rings in da house… hell yeahhhh!

  • RThespian

    What the heck? Ian Ian McKellan and Andy Serkis have already said yes! Last year! Also, Viggo Mortensen already said that if they bring Aragorn back for a possible 3rd movie connecting the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings, he is playing it no matter what.

    The two that have said no is Ian Holm because he feels he is too old to play the character so young, and Christopher Lee as Sarumon if they do the third movie because he just can't take the adjustment to living in New Zeland again. However, Lee expressed interest in voicing the dragon Smaug, because he could do it in a studio in England.

    Oh, and wouldn't these 4 movies be great if Christopher Tolkien ever allowed the material to be used: The Children of Hurin, Beren & Luthien/the Lay of Lethien, the Fall of Gondolin, and the Downfall of Numenor?

    • Marty

      awww bummer. I can’t imagine a better Saruman than Christopher Lee. :*(

    • Marty

      awww bummer. I can’t imagine a better Saruman than Christopher Lee. :*(

  • RThespian

    What the heck? Ian Ian McKellan and Andy Serkis have already said yes! Last year! Also, Viggo Mortensen already said that if they bring Aragorn back for a possible 3rd movie connecting the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings, he is playing it no matter what.

    The two that have said no is Ian Holm because he feels he is too old to play the character so young, and Christopher Lee as Sarumon if they do the third movie because he just can't take the adjustment to living in New Zeland again. However, Lee expressed interest in voicing the dragon Smaug, because he could do it in a studio in England.

    Oh, and wouldn't these 4 movies be great if Christopher Tolkien ever allowed the material to be used: The Children of Hurin, Beren & Luthien/the Lay of Lethien, the Fall of Gondolin, and the Downfall of Numenor?

    • Marty

      awww bummer. I can’t imagine a better Saruman than Christopher Lee. :*(

  • hugh

    dorks

  • hugh

    dorks

  • zbel

    überdorks

  • zbel

    überdorks

  • bryan

    hahahaha

  • bryan

    hahahaha

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/pearwater pearwater

    I can't wait or the series to pick up again! Yes, if they did The Hobbit without Andy, Ian or Hugo would be stupid.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/pearwater pearwater

    I can't wait or the series to pick up again! Yes, if they did The Hobbit without Andy, Ian or Hugo would be stupid.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/pearwater pearwater

    I can't wait or the series to pick up again! Yes, if they did The Hobbit without Andy, Ian or Hugo would be stupid.

  • Eva

    holy crap I can't wait!!!! I definetly wanna see more Gollum.

  • Eva

    holy crap I can't wait!!!! I definetly wanna see more Gollum.

  • Eva

    holy crap I can't wait!!!! I definetly wanna see more Gollum.

  • And

    Oh, geez. The one totally unbearable element of those films just HAD to come back…

  • And

    Oh, geez. The one totally unbearable element of those films just HAD to come back…

  • And

    Oh, geez. The one totally unbearable element of those films just HAD to come back…

  • James

    Might sound a bit obvious
    but hows about Brian Blessed
    for Thorin??

  • James

    Might sound a bit obvious
    but hows about Brian Blessed
    for Thorin??

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