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‘THE HOBBIT': CATE BLANCHETT, ORLANDO BLOOM Reprising Roles – MCKELLEN, SERKIS, and WEAVING no longer confirmed – Here’s Why

December 9, 2010

CATE BLANCHETT as GALADRIEL

ORLANDO BLOOM as LEGOLAS


Source: Deadline.com, ComingSoon.net

Cate Blanchett (‘Lord of The Rings’ trilogy, ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’) will reprise her role from ‘Lord of The Rings’ trilogy as Galadriel, the Lady of Lothlorien.

More info on Blanchett’s return including PETER JACKSON’s reaction as well as casting of key roles from the book can be found HERE.

Orlando Bloom will likely be the next original cast member set for an encore. He’s near a deal to return as Elven archer Legolas. And it’s for more than a cameo.

Read more on that HERE.

As far as Ian McKellen (Gandalf), Andy Serkis (Gollum) and Hugo Weaving (Elrond)?? Those actors are no longer confirmed as being involved. THRALL WORLD previously posted they were on board whilst GUILLERMO DEL TORO was still involved as director but the source article specifically mentions they have not been confirmed since the change to PETER JACKSON as director.

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‘THE HOBBIT’ Update: MARTIN FREEMAN Cast As BILBO BAGGINS, More

October 24, 2010

MARTIN FREEMAN


Source: ComingSoon.net

Martin Freeman (THE HTCHHIKERS GUIDE TO THE GALAXY, HOT FUZZ) will play Bilbo Baggins, the hero of the story.

Richard Armitage (UK TV’s “MI-5″ and soon to appear in CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER) is set to play Thorin Oakenshield, the leader of the Company of Dwarves which sets off to reclaim the Lonely Mountain from a thieving dragon.

Rounding out the Company of Dwarves are Aidan Turner (TV’s “Being Human”) and Rob Kazinsky (TVs “EastEnders”) who play Kili and Fili, respectively.

The remaining dwarves will be played by Graham McTavish (Secretariat and TV’s “24”) as Dwalin; John Callen (TV’s “Power Rangers Jungle Fury”) as Oin; Stephen Hunter (TV’s “All Saints”) as Bombur; Mark Hadlow (King Kong) as Dori; and Peter Hambleton (TV’s “The Strip”) as Gloin.

Read more HERE.

The two Hobbit movies will be directed by PETER JACKSON and are scheduled for release a year apart from each other on December, 2012 and December, 2013.

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