Here’s a new image from Peter Jackson’s adaption of ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’. Image features Martin Freeman as the younger Bilbo Baggins with William Kircher as Bifur, Graham McTavish as Dwalin, James Nesbitt as Bofur, and John Callen as Óin.
The film will also feature ‘LOTR’ alum: Ian Mckellan as Gandalf the Grey, Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins, Cate Blanchett as Galadriel, Orlando Bloom as Legolas, Hugo Weaving as Elrond, Christopher Lee as Saruman and of course Andy Serkis as Gollum.
Some maybe surprised to see some of the returning cast, given that Legolas, Galadriel and Saruman were not in Tolkien’s novel. However, I believe Jackson will find a perfect way to bring these characters into the film and help bridge the gap between ‘The Hobbit’ films and ‘Lord of the Rings’. Remember, Bilbo and the Dwarves do go into Mirkwood and Legolas is after all the Prince of that realm…just sayin’!!!!!
God, I can’t wait for this movie which of course is set to released December 14, 2012.