Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Weaving "Would Love" to Return to Middle Earth

In a new interview with MTV, Hugo Weaving indicated he "would love" to return to Middle-Earth and reprise his role as Elrond for the two Hobbit films. The character does have an in appearance in the novel and Peter Jackson has indicated that Gandalf, Galadriel and Elrond have been written into the films’ script.

After Gandalf saves the group from trolls and advises them to stop at the Elven outpost, the soon-to-be-cast Bilbo will encounter Weaving's Elrond, who will enlighten their journey. “[Elrond] is able to read their map,” Weaving explained. “It’s a star map, and he could read star maps. So that’s Elrond in the book.”

“Now, in the film, I don’t know where they’ve gone with it,” Weaving explained, expressing some hope that Elrond gets a bit more to do -– especially so he could appear in both films. “Because [screenwriters Jackson, del Toro, Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh] expanded it, I think, to a couple of films.”

“[I’ll be] reading the star map,” Weaving said with a grin, promising we’ll see him again soon enough.
The fourth character referenced in the video above is likely Gollum (Andy Serkis).

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