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Elijah Wood Talks The Hobbit
And some info on that sequel

14 January 2008  |  Written by Olly Richards  |  Source: MTV

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MTV got the chance to talk to the once and probably future Frodo, Elijah Wood, about the upcoming movie version of The Hobbit and the actor had a few details to spill about the movie and its sequel.

"I haven’t spoken to [Peter Jackson] directly about it [but] I’ve e-mailed him, and as far as I know the two films that they’re doing, one will be ‘The Hobbit’ and another will take place between the 60 years that happened between ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings,’” Wood said. That gives a little more clarity to why two movies are planned. It had seemed strange that the rather brief Hobbit novel would possibly be made into two films and the idea of Jackson et al inventing a whole period of history for Tolkien's novels is intriguing, although it does offer potential to upset the hardcore fans.

Frodo wouldn't likely be in The Hobbit, since it's Bilbo's story, so this sequel could bring together some of the old characters we know and love. For his part, Wood says he'd love to return. “If I’m asked to go back and revisit that character and it makes sense," he says, "I would love to. I would absolutely love to".

To read the full interview, click here.

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Tolkien wrote in detail in 'The Appendices' of LOTR about the sixty years following the Hobbit, including some pretty cool stuff about the early adventures of Aragorn, when he went by the cover name of Thorongil if I remember correctly (to hide that he was the heir of Isildur), so I doubt there would be any need to 'invent' anything (sacrilege! Insert your own fanboy rant here) More

Posted by Keith M at 22:58 on 14 January 2008 | Report This Post

I don't care who's in it or who's directing these it, if Pete Jacksons involved we're gonna be in for a hell of a movie! More

Posted by John Cane at 20:17 on 14 January 2008 | Report This Post

I thought we'd heard that ages ago and also that the idea for a film between The Hobbit and Fellowship was based on a lot of "in-depth" notes by Tolkien himself. More

Posted by cluesy at 16:42 on 14 January 2008 | Report This Post

he certainly aignt a god but a friggin genius gods are reserved for wars a bollocks like that del toro has proved that her can do this kind of big movie plus he wants to do it and his films are stylistically amazing that besides jackson i carnt really think of any one else i would want to do this movie go del toro go More

Posted by ilovekaren at 13:27 on 14 January 2008 | Report This Post

The Harry Potter camp also Del Toro him for the last film (which might possibly be a 2 parter). Is he becoming a Director God? More

Posted by steveg66 at 12:27 on 14 January 2008 | Report This Post

Great. Now all we need is Guillermo Del Toro to sign for both films and we shall have 2 great films on the way More

Posted by umer_ejaz at 09:12 on 14 January 2008 | Report This Post


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