Casting rumours. Many of the film's rumours lie with the casting, as questions remain on which actors from The Lord of the Rings will indeed reprise their roles. Andy Serkis and Sir Ian Mckellen are pretty much confirmed, but many still remain in doubt:

- Viggo Mortensen said in a recent interview that he would love to reprise his role as Aragorn. He admitted that there would be no part for him in The Hobbit, but there may be in the sequel.

- Ian Holm may or may not reprise his role as Bilbo in The Hobbit. Guillermo del Toro has said that he would like Holm to do so, but his health might be an obstacle.

- Christopher Lee, who played Saruman in The Lord of the Rings, is another whose role remains in doubt. Christopher Lee recently described the difficulties in filming in New Zealand with his home being situated in London, but would still love to be involved.

- Rumours appeared on the internet not long ago that James McAvoy is to occupy the role of Bilbo in The Hobbit. McAvoy has since denied that he has been casted for this role, but speculation remains nonetheless.

- Dominic Monaghan, who played Merry in The Lord of the Rings, said that he would be interested in playing some part in The Hobbit (and its sequel), but only if it made sense creatively.

- Elijah Wood, who played Frodo in The Lord of the Rings, said that it would be "conveivably possible" for him to be in the second film.

John Rhys-Davies (Gimli in The Lord of the Rings) has expressed interest in The Hobbit, and has spoken to Guillermo del Toro and Jackson over reprising his role. He said that he wasn't sure if he wanted to play one of the 13 Dwarves in The Hobbit, but would be interested in reprising his role as Gimli in the second film (if possible).

In the "Rumours" section, we will inform you of all the latest rumours going around with regards to the upcoming The Hobbit Movie. Of course, many of these rumours may turn out to be false, but some could yet turn out to be true.