Weaving Returns To Middle-earth For The Hobbit

The Hobbit director Guillermo del Toro has revealed that Hugo Weaving, who played Elrond in Peter Jackson’s Lord Of The Rings trilogy, has been cast in the proquel movie. Speaking on Radio 5 to Simon Mayo he said that Andy Serkis, Ian McKellen and Weaving would be returning “…as the roles they originated in the trilogy.” Sirkis and McKellen had already been confirmed, but this is the first definite mention of Waeving’s involvement.

The first of the two Hobbit films is scheduled to be released in December of 2011 followed by the second in December of 2012.