I'll come clean with you guys right away - I'm not the biggest fan of The Lord of the Rings movies. They're not bad, and I certainly respect what Peter Jackson has done, but they aren't really my cup of tea. Or Dwarven Lager, or whatever it is that you people drink. What I am a fan of, though, is consistency, so I'm happy to report that Elijah Wood will reprise his role as Frodo Baggins in the upcoming film adaptations of The Hobbit.
It started in rumor form and quickly overtook the internet, now it's been confirmed by Wood's publicist. Frodo was the glue holding The Lord of the Rings films together, and Wood did quite a commendable job as the lead hobbit, so it's great to see him once again lending his likeness to the world. Biblo Baggins will of course be played by Martin Freeman, best known as Tim Canterbury from BBC's The Office.
While plenty of people are excited to see Frodo return, there are bound to be some J.R. Tolkien purists that are a bit upset. That's because Frodo never actually appears in The Hobbit novel, and we don't yet know how they plan to fit him in. We'll hopefully know more soon as the film is scheduled to start shooting in February in New Zealand. The Hobbit: Part 1 will be released in December of next year with part being released a year later.
Along with The Hobbit, Wood is also reprising his role as the voice of Mumble in Happy Feet 2 and will star alongside Eddie Izzard in a new adaptation of Treasure Island which is scheduled to air on SKY TV in the United Kingdom.