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Elijah Wood Officially Signs On For 'The Hobbit' & Brit TV Mini-Series 'Treasure Island'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 8, 2011 4:04 AM
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Yeah, yeah we know. Given the rumors swirling around the past couple days, confirmation was inevitable, but a fresh press release dispatched tonight has confirmed that Elijah Wood will indeed be returning for "The Hobbit." It's largely believed that he will appear in the opening sequence of the film, reading from or telling the tale from the “Red Book of Westmarch" (that Bilbo and Frodo both wrote in during "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy) allowing himself—and the viewers—to experience Bilbo’s story. There are still a few more expected names to be officially locked in (i.e. Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis) but that is likely to be coming prior to the beginning of lensing next month.

Details Emerge On Elijah Wood's Appearance In 'The Hobbit'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 7, 2011 2:19 AM
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As word of Elijah Wood's potential return to the franchise that made him a worldwide star picked up yesterday, it was a bit of a question mark how Frodo would factor at all into the story that doesn't feature him at all. Well, the very well informed and well sourced fansite, The One Ring, have picked up the ball and run with it, revealing that Peter Jackson and co. have found a clever way of bringing the star back and linking "The Lord Of The Rings" trilogy with the "The Hobbit." Obviously, if you don't want to know stop reading and yes, there are spoilers ahead.

Elijah Wood To Return For 'The Hobbit'?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 6, 2011 11:13 AM
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Oh Yeah, Warner Bros. Is Going To Pay For & Distribute 'The Hobbit' Everywhere TooIn not so shocking news, MGM has a bit of cash crunch, thus the idea of them distributing or even somehow paying for "The Hobbit" was kind of hilarious.

Orlando Bloom Likely To Return As Legolas In 'The Hobbit'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 9, 2010 1:09 AM
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Cate Blanchett has been officially confirmed to return to Peter Jackson's two-part, "The Hobbit" as the elvin queen Galadriel, the Lady of Lothlorien, and now it appears one more elf is returning.

Cate Blanchett & Ken Stott Join 'The Hobbit,' Sylvester McCoy & Mikael Persbrandt Confirmed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 7, 2010 9:05 AM
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More players have joined the growing cast of Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" with two recent names confirmed, one new name we haven't heard had and one famous, familiar face returning.

Former 'Dr. Who' Star Sylvester McCoy Confirms He's Been Cast In 'The Hobbit'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 6, 2010 4:01 AM
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Won't Reveal Who He's Playing, But It's Probably Radagast The BrownLate last summer, actor Sylvester McCoy, probably best known to American audiences for his role on the 1980s version of "Doctor Who," revealed he was in talks to join "The Hobbit" in an unspecified "wizard" role. Well, speaking to the BBC (via Entertainment Fix), the actor has confirmed that those talks went well and that he has been cast in the film. But he's keeping mum for now on who he's playing.

Swedish Actor Mikael Persbrandt Reportedly Cast In 'The Hobbit'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 3, 2010 2:58 AM
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The cast of "The Hobbit" continues to grow as it gears up to start shooting in February and it looks like another smaller name has joined a cast of faces that, for the most part, will be making their grand debut on international cinema screens.

Ron Perlman Out Of 'The Hobbit,' Nic Cage Talks "Abstract" 'Ghost Rider 2' & More Sequel News

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 2, 2010 5:57 AM
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Jeff Bridges Talks Sequel To 'The Last Picture Show'; 'American Pie 4' In The Works & More-Ron Perlman has confirmed that with the exit of Guillermo del Toro, he too will be skipping "The Hobbit." "I'm not doing [it]," he told ComingSoon. His giant forehead will next be seen in "Season of the Witch" and will probably be a candidate to show up in del Toro's "At The Mountains of Madness." -Nicolas Cage confirmed to io9 that "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" is more of a standalone story than an actual sequel to 2007's dodgy "Ghost Rider." "This one is completely reconceived," he says, comparing the original to a "fairy tale," adding, "It's not even connected to the first one, it's a different origin story. But I think it will be a brand new experience." Cage adds, "...we're getting into some really abstract stuff that I think will mess with people's minds." He also states that the involvement of directors Brian Taylor and Mark Neveldine were the reason he signed to do the project in the first place, which certainly makes it seem like he doesn't owe millions of dollars to the IRS. But hey, castles don't pay for themselves.

News From The Shire: Peter Jackson To Shoot 'The Hobbit' On 3D RED Cameras, Ian McKellen Confirmed

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 29, 2010 3:20 AM
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After something of a roller coaster year, with an endlessly sliding start date, the bailing of director Guillermo Del Toro, and nearly losing preferred lead Martin Freeman, "The Hobbit" is finally gearing up to shoot in the new year, with Freeman joined by new cast members like Richard Armitage, James Nesbitt and Aidan Turner, as well, possibly, as the rumored likes of David Tennant, Michael Fassbender and Saoirse Ronan.

Howard Shore Returns To Score Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 18, 2010 6:14 AM
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While the faces will be different in Peter Jackson's forthcoming two-parter "The Hobbit," the behind scenes talent will largely remain the same. With the project now gearing up to shoot in the longtime home of Middle Earth New Zealand, and with Jackson set to work with the same crews he utilized on those films, it's no surprise that a familiar name is returning to score the film and help replicate the magic of "The Lord Of The Rings" trilogy.

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