Monday, October 25, 2010

McCoy Cast in The Hobbit

This weekend fans at the Armageddon Expo in Auckland, NZ were the first to learn that Sylvester McCoy, the seventh Dr. Who, has been cast in The Hobbit as Radagast the Brown. While a contract has not yet been signed, likely waiting to see if Warner Bros. will be about moving the production, the role is his if he wants it. McCoy had previously been rumored to be up for the role of Bilbo Baggins.

Sometime over the next few days, WB is supposed to announce whether the movies stays or moves but the failure to explain how NZ Actor Equity, a group of only 200 members, managed to paralyze an entire country's film industry has yet to be addressed leading to real and hard to budge concerns on whether a repeat of the boycott will not occur later into the production schedule. Once this issue is settled, for good or bad for NZ, then things like casting will probably be finalized with signed contracts.

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