A couple weeks ago it was confirmed that Elijah Wood had signed on to join Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings prequel The Hobbit. The actor will reprise his role as Frodo and will once again wear those hairy feet and those curly locks. Over at MTV, he discussed his decision to return for the movie and he revealed whether or not he thinks Frodo’s appearance will fit in with the story.
On the the appropriateness of his character in The Hobbit:
“You know, it’s a very small piece, and I think that’s the most appropriate. Obviously Frodo’s not alive within the context of the ‘Hobbit’ piece. It’s an idea that Peter and Fran [Walsh] and Philippa [Boyens] — the writers — came up with. The way that it’ll fit in will not at all infringe upon the integrity of ‘The Hobbit.’ So I think it’s — it’ll fit. And it’ll be appropriate. And I’m excited. It’ll be great.”
On returning to his old stomping grounds:
“It’s a gift to be able to go back to New Zealand, I mean, it’s largely the same crew and the same creative team. It’s seven years since we finished on the last film, and it’s an opportunity to go back and have a reunion with everyone.”
Even though we question the inclusion of this group of Lord of the Rings characters, we are excited to see them on the big screen together again.
The Hobbit Part I is expected to open in theaters in December 2012 and Part II in December 2013.
What do you think of Wood’s return?