The Hobbit cast partially revealed

We’re heading back to Middle Earth, and a whole lot of people are coming with us.

Over at Deadline, they’ve given us a general smorgasbord of actors who will be appearing in the upcoming Hobbit films. Martin Freeman (Hot Fuzz, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy) has signed on, in a smart bit of casting, to play Bilbo Baggins. A large number of dwarves have been cast as well: Richard Armitage (Captain America) as leader Thorin Oakenshield, Aiden Turner and Rob Kazinsky (Being Human and EastEnders, respectively) will play the brothers Fili and Kili, Stephen Hunter (All Saints) as Bombur, Graham McTavish (Secretariat) as Dwalin, Peter Hambleton (The Strip) as Gloin, Mark Hadlow (King Kong) as Dori, and John Callen as Oin. While we’re still missing at least Bifur and Bofur (and perhaps a few more; it’s been a while), that is a significant chunk of casting right there.

There are still a lot of roles left. While both Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis are expected to return, I haven’t heard anything about Hugo Weaving coming back as Elrond, which is kind of strange. Bill Nighy is rumored to be voicing Smaug (a fantastic choice, if true) and David Tennant, James Nesbitt, Saiorse Ronan, and Stephen Fry are all rumored to be coming on board.

With things still up in the airwith regards to a New Zealand shoot, it at least looks like Jackson is moving forward with casting, aiming for that February 2011 shoot.

Posted on October 23, 2010 at 13:56 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink
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  • Sylvester McCoy is apparently on board now, too. Aw snap.