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‘Hobbit’ Talk, Three Cast Members Returning?

Peter Jackson told MTV that Sir Ian McKellen would reprise his role as Gandfalf in the upcoming film “The Hobbit”. Jackson also explained that the elves Elrond (Hugo Weaving) and Gladriel (Cate Blanchett) are also being considered to appear in the film, though the scripts are not yet officially finished.

“They are elves, so once again, in the realm of Middle-earth, they’re immortal, they don’t age,” he said of Galadriel and Elrond, the only returning “LOTR” main roles besides Gandalf in his script. “We have a process that would start with showing them the script. We’re not [beginning] any official process until we have the ‘official’ script that they can read.”

Meanwhile, don’t expect other popular stars like Orlando Bloom or Viggo Mortensen to appear in the film, as Jackson (producing and screenwriting) will remain true to the J.R.R. Tolkien source material.

“In book terms, the world of ‘The Hobbit’ takes place 60 years before ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ as it was written by Tolkien. So, not a lot of the characters actually feature, because they weren’t around yet.”

Also, the first of the two planned “Hobbit” films is still set to shoot by mid-2010, as Jackson explains, “At this rate, we’re on target to begin shooting the first half of next year.” That paints a happy picture for the planned release dates for the first film in December, 2011, and second film on December, 2012.

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