Update: The One Ring.net, has exclusively confirmed that Frodo will appear in The Hobbit. Check below for details…

What would you do if you were sitting in a theater watching the first installment of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit and Frodo came on the screen? Would that be a welcomed surprise? If so, be prepared because it might happen. According to a report from Deadline, Frodo’s portrayer Elijah Wood is in talks to make an appearance in the Lord of the Rings prequel.

Spoilers Below:

The ORN confirms that Frodo will appear in the opening sequence of the film.

As readers of “The Hobbit” know, the tale of “The Downfall of The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit or There and Back Again,” are contained in the fictional “Red Book of Westmarch.” In Peter Jackson’s LOTR films, the book is shown on screen and written in by Bilbo and Frodo and handed off to Sam Gamgee. (Not explained on film are Sam’s progeny later having the book and being Wardens of the Westmarch — hence the book’s title.)

The fictional book, and either the telling from it or the reading of it, will establish Frodo in the films experiencing Bilbo’s story. Viewers are to learn the tale of ‘The Hobbit’ as a familiar Frodo gets the tale as well.

As we previously reported:

LOTR cast members Cate Blanchett and Orlando Bloom are in serious talks to return, while Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, and Wood are in possible negotiations. We can understand the inclusion of Gollum and Gandalf in the prequel, and even Bloom’s Legalos if we use our imaginations, but wouldn’t Frodo be a little too young to appear here? Perhaps he’ll pop up in the second half of the story as a bridge to the Lord of the Rings?

The cast of The Hobbit has been growing at an alarming rate. The title character will be played by Martin Freeman and the first film is expected to be released in December 2013.

What do you think of Frodo’s inclusion in The Hobbit?