Maguire Not Appearing In "The Hobbit"
“I have not met with del Toro. We don’t have any near future plans,” Maguire said. “I don’t know if something got misconstrued or miscommunicated but the source was not accurate at all.”
Maguire said he heard the rumor that James McAvoy was cast in the movie and had believed that to be a fact, so wasn’t even considering the lead role. (Jackson denied that McAvoy has been cast and told Heat Vision/THR last week that casting was just beginning.)
But Maguire does like the idea of playing some role in “The Hobbit.”
“I love Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson, and I certainly wouldn’t take myself out of the conversation ... if I was part of it. But I haven’t read a script or talked to anybody about it.”