By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, The One Ring
Man, it has been since forever ago since our last update on The Hobbit. Fortunately for us, Guillermo del Toro has popped up on BBC radio and, though he doesn't give much, he does announce that Hugo Weaving will also be returning to the franchise.
Hugo Weaving Going Elvish (or is it Elfish) for The Hobbit
The good people at TheOneRing aren't exactly sure if Weaving will be returning as Elrond, but I'd put money on it in Vegas. I mean, wouldn't it be weird if he played somebody else?
Guillermo del Toro confirms that Hugo Weaving will be cast in the upcoming ‘Hobbit’ films. While he does not specifically say he is returning as Elrond, when speaking of Andy Serkis, Ian McKellen and Weaving he says, “…as the roles they originated in the trilogy.” I think we can make a good assumption that means Elrond!