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The New Hobbit Is…?

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To all of you Lord of the Rings fans, reports are surfacing that the new prequel movie they are working on, The Hobbit, might have found its star.

Said to take the lead role of hobbit Bilbo Baggins is Scottish actor James McAvoy.

The J.R.R. Tolkien novel is hoping to be the next blockbuster big hit and will be directed by Guillermo del Toro.

The film is scheduled to begin filming later this year in New Zealand.

Also returning to the prequel will be Sir Ian McKellen as Gandalf.

In regards to choosing the main lead, an inside source says, “A number of names have been doing the rounds, including Daniel Radcliffe and Jack Black, but James [McAvoy] is the one the film's bosses really want. They're expected to have talks soon so hopefully it could be confirmed in the not too distant future."

As for director del Toro, he adds, “I can tell you it's down to a few names that we all agree upon. For our first choice, completely magically we all have the same name."

We’d prefer to have seen Daniel Radcliffe, but we doubt they’d pay him as much as he’d probably ask for.

What do you think about casting James????

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230 comments to “The New Hobbit Is…?”

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  1. Mirand says – reply to this


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    YES!

  2. Mirand says – reply to this


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    Oh, and 1st :)

  3. Alexan says – reply to this


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    James McAvoy is perfect!! He was spot-on in Atonement

  4. Great says – reply to this


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    I think James is a great choice! Much much better than Daniel!!! And who in the world though Jakc Black would be a good hobbit??!!! James is a terriffic actor and if he were to take on the role I would go see it in a heart beat!!!!

  5. Krisit says – reply to this


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    I think it is an excellent choice. He has an exotic look and is a very good actor.



  6. 6

    Awww James is lovely…He was great as Steve in Shameless.

  7. Jessic says – reply to this


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    I love James! Perfect!! :)

  8. Diana says – reply to this


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    i think he will b perfect for da role!!



  9. 9

    A better looking clay aiken

  10. aangel says – reply to this


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    i can't wait for this movie to come out



  11. 11

    Re: Great

    I think they must have thought Jack Black was good because he was short and a little fat.

    But Jack is more suited to comedies.

  12. Mimi says – reply to this


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    I loooove him! Perfect!!!



  13. 13

    I say Daniel Radcliffe!!!

  14. ouioui says – reply to this


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    Perfect.

  15. Meghan says – reply to this


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    Excellent choice. I absolutely ADORE James McAvoy! I would be all over his hairy Hobbit toes.

  16. foo fo says – reply to this


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    James is sooo Hot. but that's not the best picture of him P nasty.

  17. Amy says – reply to this


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    LOVE HIM! He would be perfect. I am a huge Daniel Radcliffe fan, but I do believe he is too young for the role. GO JAMES!

  18. hey says – reply to this


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    casting daniel radcliffe would be stupid. nobody can see him as anything else than harry potter.

  19. eugeni says – reply to this


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    lawlz.



  20. 20

    Wow, I thought MKcKellen was dead! :) But he's not! YAY!!

  21. p says – reply to this


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    He's the most talented of the new crop of leading men.
    He's a great choice.

  22. Mandy says – reply to this


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    WHAT A GREAT IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I LOVE JAMES MCAVOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!HE IS SO YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Hmmm says – reply to this


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    Yes..
    He Does Look a bit Like a Hobbit if You Squint your Eyes…

  24. yo ma says – reply to this


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    I LOVE James! Thats so awesome!

  25. ManaPo says – reply to this


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    I think it's a perfect choice! James McAvoy is soooo sexy



  26. 26

    Hey! Where's my avatar?? All that work for nothing?

  27. Daiisy says – reply to this


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    Definitely awesome choice! He's a FABULOUS actor!!!!

  28. so sui says – reply to this


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    Re: SammyUK
    he was the only good and funny part in Wimbledon

  29. Crysta says – reply to this


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    I say why not? He did good as a half horse/half human in the Narnia movie! hahaha

  30. Rebecc says – reply to this


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    i LOVE James :)

  31. kaci says – reply to this


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    love him. but im not sure how sexy he can make a hobbit. still love him.

  32. Chibi says – reply to this


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    Hobbits don't have facial hair.

  33. Lauren says – reply to this


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    Oooh love James McAvoy. I have a weakness for Scotsmen. I hope they have him in a kilt.

  34. SarahB says – reply to this


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    Perfect Choice!!

  35. Shayna says – reply to this


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    Sexiest hobbit I've ever seen in my life.

  36. Leela says – reply to this


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    I really really hope this is true. James McAvoy is a DELIGHT.

  37. jerrr says – reply to this


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    perez, have you even read the hobbit? daniel doesn't fit the role at all! far too young-looking, for one thing–bilbo was a middle-aged hobbit when the story took place! mcavoy doesn't look old, but he could pull it off!
    mcavoy actually seems a perfect fit- so i hope you're right!!

  38. anna says – reply to this


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    love him, perfect choice!

  39. Jo-Jo says – reply to this


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    Ridiculous. He's MUCH too young for the part, just as Elijah was for Frodo. Both characters are in their 50s in their respective books.

  40. Clara says – reply to this


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    As a Lord of the Rings fan, I would love to have Ian Holm star as Bilbo Baggins. Seeing as that will not be happening due to Holm' age, the next dilemma of who to cast as the lead is a big step in the entire project. First of all, I'd like to disregard the other so-called candidates for the famous hobbit…Jack Black? Absolutely not. Even as a "serious" character Black is not convincing to me, and he would probably not be the best man for the job. As for Daniel Radcliffe, I believe it would be a terrible choice as well. Although I'm no Hollywood make-up artist, I can't see Harry Potter as Bilbo Baggins. Radcliffe should stick to wizards, no hobbits.

    At the present time, I cannot think of another actor that could even be considered for the role of Bilbo. James McAvoy is a fairly talented actor who has proven to his audiences that he can do anything from drama ("The Last King of Scotland") to horrible chick flicks ("Becoming Jane") and romance ("Atonement") to fantasy ("Narnia"). Perhaps the former experience as Mr. Tumnus would help ease his transition from this summer's "Wanted" to "The Hobbit". Make-up is an extraordinary thing, and I guess the only thing I'm worried about is McAvoy's appearance. As a Lord of the Rings fan, I want to see Bilbo as well, Bilbo, not just some modern day actor who happens to have a really good agent. I think McAvoy could pull it off and thus far, he seems to be the best candidate for the part.

  41. Julie says – reply to this


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    james mcavoy would be a great choice! he is immensely talented and will even be attractive with hairy hobbit feet

  42. Chatne says – reply to this


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    Great choice!! He is a great actor!

  43. aileen says – reply to this


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    James is from a place in Glasgow, Scotland called Drumchapel - the pits of the earth really. How he got himself not only out of that shit heap, but onto the worlds acting stage and A list, is something that we can all only marvel at. Good luck to James, I hope he gets the role, he surely deserves it after the road he has travelled. p.s I'm from Clydebank, a bit better than the Drum!!!

  44. supaco says – reply to this


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    Brilliant, I say! He is a talented actor and a beautiful man!

  45. Jillia says – reply to this


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    I think he'll be perfect! This is awesome!!

  46. Alexis says – reply to this


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    I HONESTLY already thought this homeboy was from Lord of The Rings. Haha. Good choice, I guess :)

  47. Kristi says – reply to this


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    I LOVE HIM!!! He was great in 'Becoming Jane' and 'Atonement'

  48. Sahra says – reply to this


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    YES YES and YES!!! James would be WONDERFUL!!! He is such an amazing actor that he could easily make this film as good as Lord of the Rings!

  49. imi says – reply to this


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    WRONG..ITS GONNA FLOP WITH HIM IN IT!



  50. 50

    Yes! I will see ANY movie McAvoy is in.

  51. molly says – reply to this


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    James is my favorite actor and I think this role would be great for him and he would be great for the movie. Can't wait to see him in it.

  52. Krysta says – reply to this


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    mm hes a nice slab-o-man meat. He can come in my hobbit hole any day! Meow

  53. les u says – reply to this


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    he is a a great actor - has a load of films under his belt and a really decent down to earth guy by all accounts - maybe Im a bit biased as Im scottish

  54. Julia says – reply to this


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    I love James Mcavoy!!

  55. Chriss says – reply to this


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    Besides the fact that he's one of the hottest commodities in Hollywood right now, James has proven he can act in any type of movie. He was robbed of an Oscar nod this year! Maybe I'll actually see one of these films from Tolkien's work now. I'm interested.

  56. SD says – reply to this


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    James is delicious and wonderful…I think it's an amazing idea. Though I too adore Daniel Radcliffe.

  57. David says – reply to this


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    I hate James McAvoy! This is going to suck!

    Jack Black was considered? What the Hell?

    Why not just put Eddie Murphy in it and watch it flop even more?

  58. sd says – reply to this


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    The New Hobbit Is…HOT

  59. ms says – reply to this


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    He's so incredibly talented (Last King of Scotland is amazing) and he is perfect for the part! Seriously Perez, how could you possibly think Daniel Radcliff would be better???

  60. a says – reply to this


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    He'd be great! He plays fictional creatures well. He was great as Mr. Tumnus in the first Chronicles of Narnia.

  61. brand- says – reply to this


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    ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS THIS GUY IN THE PHOTO IS VERY ATTRACTIVE AND HE MESMERIZES (SP?) ME WHEN HE IS ON SCREEN.

    PLEASE CHOOOOSE HIM!!

    PEREZ… YOUR SEXY TOO!! MUAH!

  62. Lackof says – reply to this


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    Great actor - come on the scots (X)

  63. I hear says – reply to this


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    I LOVE JAMES MCAVOY! He is my favorite actor of the moment and I'm pretty sure he'd make an incredible addition to the cast. I think it's a great choice and he's such an amazing actor!

  64. dumpfa says – reply to this


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    it sooooo better be him. if they put daniel radcliffe in this movie, i will kill myself

  65. Andrea says – reply to this


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    If James McAvoy is in it, I'll definitely see it!

  66. amanda says – reply to this


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    I think James is the only man who has the acting chops for this! harry potter may sell some tickets but he's only going to get the film some bad critiques…yay! go JAMES!

  67. Hana f says – reply to this


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    Absolutely! I would watch anything that James McAvoy is in… first of all he's talented and secondly he is gorgeous in a unique way.

    As a fan of the books and of McAvoy, I'm very excited to hear this.

    Perez - change your standard McAvoy pic - he's MUCH cuter than that shot.

  68. Amanda says – reply to this


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    Love it! The only thing I've ever seen him in is Shameless (British TV) and he was awesome. This is a great choice!

  69. renee says – reply to this


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    great casting!! hes an amazing actor, remember him as the deer/man in Narina! i think he'll be able to pull of a hobbit nicely

  70. mushi says – reply to this


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    puuuurrrfect..i love james! he'll do just great as the hobbit:)

  71. jessi says – reply to this


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    it's mr. tumnus! he is so adorable!

  72. Laura says – reply to this


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    All I know is that with a quick first glance I thought it was Clay Aiken. I hope he's a good actor because he's not very attractive. :(

  73. Norlis says – reply to this


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    Very nice! I personally love James but I have to agree, seeing Daniel as a Hobbit would totally rev me up for this movie! but anyways, you deal with what u get rite?
    xx

  74. Nicole says – reply to this


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    Re: Laura
    You obviously have not seen jim in any movies…try watching one and you'll want to see everything he is in!!! Love hIm, He is perfection for the role!!!

  75. jessa says – reply to this


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    I LOVE James McAvoy!!!! He's a brilliant actor.

  76. attent says – reply to this


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    I don't think he should do it. he's too good for it. he's so sexy!

  77. sabina says – reply to this


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    He is perfect!!!! Goooo Glasgow!

  78. Keli says – reply to this


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    PERFECT! I seriously could not think of a better choice. He will definitely carry the movie and, hands down, will steal the screen! I am anxious! : )

  79. anne says – reply to this


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    BOOOOOOO

    I WILL NOT EVER GO SEE THAT MOVIE!!!

    PETER JACKSON RULEZZZZZ

    THE HOBBIT WILL BE SO BORING WHITOUT HIM!!!!

  80. Jimmyb says – reply to this


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    Perfect choice. I fell in love with this guy when he was LETO in CHILDREN of DUNE.

  81. &heart says – reply to this


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    I think he fits the role PERFECTLY. And I thought he did a great job in 'The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe'. I am so excited for this movie

  82. Peter says – reply to this


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    Re: anne – Peter Jackson is the producer! Peter Jackson chose Guillermo del Toro to direct PETER JACKSON'S production of The Hobitt after seeing Pan's Labrynth

  83. nikky says – reply to this


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    james mcavoy is PERFECT! i love him SO much and it doesn't hurt he's a study ;]

  84. Jimmyb says – reply to this


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    Re: Crysta – actualy he was half goat and half man :-)

  85. CChris says – reply to this


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    Re: Clara – Dude, I loved Becoming Jane!! He was bril!

  86. nikky says – reply to this


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    *stud.
    i mean't stud not study.

  87. Meliss says – reply to this


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    I'm excited!! He was the person I had in mind as soon as I heard the Hobbit announced. He's a great actor too

  88. Mari says – reply to this


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    Yes! Yes! I love James McAvoy. He's funny and charming.

  89. anon says – reply to this


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    Is anyone else sick of this guy? Good actor and all but enuff already.

    Bring back Elijah!

  90. elyse says – reply to this


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    he kind of rocks.:)

  91. Mrs Mc says – reply to this


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    HES HOTTTT
    AND TALENTED
    PLZZ FIND A BETTER PIC!!!!!!

  92. ashley says – reply to this


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    James will be too perfect for words in this role!! Love him and can't wait for him to become the biggest star in the world. He is on his way!!!

  93. Jenny says – reply to this


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    I LOVE James! I think he is an incredible actor and will do the role justice! Congrats James!

  94. Fiona says – reply to this


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    He is a excellent choice, perfect even. He's an excellent actor and played the fawn in Narnia amazingly, he'll be great as the young Bilbo.

  95. amanda says – reply to this


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    AMAZING!!!

  96. sally says – reply to this


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    YES!!!!!! By all means YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  97. Beena says – reply to this


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    Love, love, love James McAvoy!!!!

  98. bobob says – reply to this


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    Why would they not pay him enough? The Lord of the Ring movies have made several billion dollars.



  99. 99

    i think he'd be great as Bilbo Baggins, he was great as Tomas in Chronicles of Narnia

  100. Crysta says – reply to this


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    I love him, he'd be great!

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