I had a feeling it was too good to be true. Yesterday we fed into the hype that the Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro collaboration The Hobbit would break some ground at this year’s Comic Con. More specifically we thought that a casting announcement would be made as to who will star as the lead character, Bilbo Baggins. Speculation from various media sources suggested Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, and David Tennant as the main actors up for the role, but Jackson has shut that rumor down.
In an interview with Empire, Jackson himself has denied the casting announcement at this year’s comic event.
“No, we won’t be announcing Bilbo for a little while,” he said when we asked about a Comic-Con announcement. “We’re starting to think about casting, but we’re knee-deep in the script right now. And when we do go to actors, they’re probably going to ask to see a script, so we’re powering ahead with getting the first draft done.”
Darn him for making so much sense! Our Bilbo Baggins dreams have once again been sidelined by the truth. We will have to continue waiting until something of substance is properly developed with the films story. At least we know they’ve been thinking about the actors too. It’s easy to get hyped up about the look and feel of the film, and forget about the most important thing, the script.
Are you disappointed that the actor for The Hobbit won’t be announced at Comic Con?