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Hugo Weaving confirmed for The Hobbit

Because the world would end if we got a week without Guillermo del Toro talking about The Hobbit, he’s been offering some casting info – with Hugo Weaving now confirmed as on board.

Chatting with Simon Mayo on Radio 5 Live, the director revealed three chunks of actor info – confirming Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis (neither of them a shock as they’d pretty much been guaranteed to return) and adding that Hugo Weaving is now officially signed up.

So that means the proper Gollum, Gandalf and now Elf leader Elrond are all on board.

But when do we get to find out who’s playing Bilbo? Come on GDT... you know you want to spill it.

[Source: Radio 5 Live ]

Excited to learn Elrond will return? Pleased with del Toro’s choice? Tell us!