Lord of the Rings fans, rejoice! Bilbo is back!
Back in October, we were excited to learn that Love Actually/The Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy star Martin Freeman had been cast as Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit!
Now, we're EVEN MORE excited to report that Ian Holm will return as an older version of Bilbo in the epic LOTR prequel films.
Here's what Peter Jackson said about it on his Facebook page:
One comment that came up from the recent video blog was the Bilbo voice at the end—many of you assumed it was Sir Ian Holm. Whilst Ian will be returning as the older Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit, that recording was actually Martin Freeman's voice, taken from a script read through we recorded when the cast first arrived. I have to admit, I wasn't sure who it was when I first heard it, either. Cheers, Peter J
Such great news! We think both Bilbo actors will be wonderful!
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