Flight of the Conchords Bret McKenzie may reprise his role as Figwit in The Hobbit

Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant

I’ve never claimed to be a huge LORD OF THE RINGS fan, but now that I’ve learned that one of my favorite television characters was in the film and may reprise his role in THE HOBBIT, I may have to revisit the franchise sooner than I intended. Bret McKenzie, best known for his role as Bret McKenzie on the short-lived but awesome television series FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS, was actually in the THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING as well as RETURN OF THE KING. He didn’t have much of a role, in fact I don’t think he spoke at all but he was there as the hobbit Figwit. In fact, Figwit became so popular that he has his very own fan site. Now Peter Jackson wants McKenzie to come back as Figwit. I’m sure his part will be as big as it was in the prior two films but at least this time I’m going to be looking for him.

THE HOBBIT hits theaters in December 2012.

Figwit and Bret McKenzie

Source: Stuff

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