Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
100 Greatest Videos Games Of All Time
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Empire Visits The Hobbit's VFX Team
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
4Music's Size Does Matter
Introducing your new favourite app
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
29 August 2014
New Trailer for Seventh Son
Jeff Bridges gets his Gandalf on
Second Shaun The Sheep Teaser Is Here
He's off to pastures new...
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
18 August 2014
New Trailer For Open Windows
Voyeurism 101 with Elijah Wood
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies
12 December 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Maniac (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Empire Star Rating
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Celeste & Jesse Forever
Empire Star Rating
9 (2009)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Elijah Wood Talks The Hobbit
And some info on that sequel

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

submit to reddit

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.

Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

World Exclusive: The New Wall-E Trailer
This kicks shiny metal butt!
Witherspoon, Rogen In Monsters vs Aliens
Voice cast and first pic of 3D animation

Your Comments

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

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Many Deaths Of Sean Bean
The actor talks us through his on-screen offings

Rogues Gallery: Powers Boothe
Sin City's Roark talks us through his most memorable baddies

Richard Attenborough: In Celebration
Saluting a man who made a lasting impact on cinema and beyond…

Exclusive: Luc Besson Talks Lucy
'There is no bullshit with Scarlett Johansson'

Video: Daniel Radcliffe Talks What If...
On Gordon Ramsay, swearing and date movies

The 24 Best Film-Related Ice Bucket Challenges
The viral craze that won’t quit takes in some of Hollywood’s finest

Who Shot First? The Complete List Of Star Wars Changes
An exhaustive chronology of George Lucas' post-release tinkering

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)