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The Hobbit: Who Will Return?
Your guide to the Lord Of The Ring's returning characters...

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Empire Online's Hobbit WeekPeter Jackson's long-awaited adaptation of The Hobbit sees the return of Gandalf (Ian McKellen) to shepherd a new crew of heroes through Middle-earth. He and Gollum (Andy Serkis) are obviously key players in the story, but they're not the only Rings veterans to make an encore in Tolkien's tale of epic quests, giant piles of gold and a fierce, bling-loving dragon. Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee and Orlando Bloom also return to the Mortal Lands as Galadrial, Saruman and Legolas respectively, but what of Elrond, Merry, Boromir et al? And will Sauron pop up, possibly as a trainee necromancer? Yesterday we offered some tips for better dwarfing; today it's the turn of the other characters. Read on for a character-by-character breakdown of all the major players from the Lord Of The Rings trilogy.

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The Hobbit: Who Will Return? | Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood)
Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood)

Age at the start of The Hobbit: N/A

Whereabouts: Bilbo heads off on his quest 23 years before the birth of Frodo, meaning the future ring-bearer is fundamentally non-existent.

Does he appear in the book? No.

Odds of appearing in the film: It’s been confirmed that Frodo will turn up —not as a tiny Hobbit sperm (this isn’t Look Who’s Talking) — but in flashback, narrating the story of the quest as he reads it in the Red Book of Westmarch. That will link up nicely with the beginning of The Fellowship Of The Ring, which (in the Extended Version, at least) begins as Bilbo finishes scribbling the tale in the book.

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