Elijah Wood and Frodo will be back for The Hobbit
Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant
There have been a lot of hints, rumors and suspicions as to whether or not Elijah Wood would reprise his role as Frodo in the upcoming film THE HOBBIT. I’m here to tell you that, yes, he will be back. In fact, I even know how he will reprise his role… Ready, set, unless you have read all the books here comes a SPOILER ALERT!!
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 books are 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 to learn the tale of ‘The Hobbit’ with a familiar Frodo getting the tale as well.
So now we know that Frodo will appear in the opening sequence of both part 1 and 2 of THE HOBBIT as the story is being told to him. Are you disappointed to know this? Well you shouldn’t be because it’s no surprise that Peter Jackson and the studios would bring back as many of our lovable Middle Earth characters as possible. Don’t worry, I think you’ll still enjoy the film when it opens in December 2012.