I haven’t said much about the upcoming Hobbit movies (the book has been split into two, a la Harry Potter style) but alas, don’t stress readers, I’ve kept my eye out and now have lots of juicy information concerning…

the cast!

Now, as we all know, sequels and prequels only ever work well if they have the original cast agreeing to returning.  Those Bring It On movies show how wrong things can go otherwise…

Well, luckily the star cast that banded together for The Lord of the Rings movies have all signed on for The Hobbit.  Yep.  We’re talking the big wigs.  Orlando Bloom, Ian Kellen, Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Christopher Lee…I think you get the picture.

HOWEVER, even better are the new cast members including Evangeline Lilly, Stephen Fry, and the wonderful Barry Humphries.

Stephen Fry is set to play the Master of Laketown, and Barry Humphries has been cast as the Great Goblin, which seems like the perfect casting choice in my opinion (seriously, the man can do an old, eccentric woman.  He was made for this).

What has got everyone asking though, is the character Evangeline Lilly is supposed to play; the mysterious Tauriel.  Tauriel is not a character in the book but has been created by Peter Jackson specifically for the films.  All we know so far is that she is a true Sylvan Elf, that her name means “Daughter of Mirkwood” and that she WON’T be having a romantic fling with Legolas.

But otherwise?  Who knows…

What do you think about the cast and the new members?  Do you think its a good thing Peter Jackson has created a new character or should he have stuck with what J.R.R Tolkien wrote?  Let me know!

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Elf-like?-(image taken from http://www.rikey.org)