Last week, director Guillermo del Toro said on BBC radio 5 that Hugo Weaving, Andy Serkis, and Ian McKellen would return to fill the roles they had in the trilogy. (Source) However, the latest news makes it appear as though, unlike the director, some of the actors aren’t so certain. According to The Movie Hole, Hugo Weaving was surprised by this statement, saying that he has not yet been contacted about the role.
“I knew that if and when it happened I’d get a call and we’d chat about it, but I haven’t spoken to anyone about it. Someone said to me ‘I hear you’re doing the Hobbit?’ I said ‘Well, um, probably’, they said “No, no. you’ve signed on’. I haven’t actually talked to anyone about it. Doesn’t mean I won’t be doing it, [I’m] just not onboard yet.” – Hugo Weaving
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