Welcome to The Hobbit's "News" section. Here, you will be able to view all the latest news for the upcoming movie(s). This page will be sparse at this moment in time, but be sure to check this page more often as the film's release approaches.


8th February 2009 - Viggo Mortensen on The Hobbit. Viggo Mortensen, famous for his role as Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings, sat down with totalfilm.com in a recent interview. When asked about recent speculation that he is to reprise his role as Aragorn, he said: "I'd rather finish the job myself than have another actor do it." For the full interview, click here.


7th February 2009 - List of confirmed information. Okay, so The Hobbit (and its sequel) won't be coming out for quite some time - 2011 and 2012 are the current estimated release dates - but it's important that we distinguish what we know already. Therefore, here is a list of what we know so far (taken from a variety of sources):

- Guillermo del Toro, famous for Pan's Labyrinth and Hellboy (1 & 2), will direct both films.

- Peter Jackson, famous for The Lord of the Rings trilogy, will be executive producer and will help out with the script.

- Several of the actors from The Lord of the Rings will reprise their roles. This includes Sir Ian McKellen (Gandalf) and Andy Serkis (Gollum), who have already met with Guillermo Del Toro. Del Toro also wishes for Ian Holm, who played Bilbo, to reprise his role, but this may not be possible due to Holm's age. John Noble, who played Denethor in The Lord of the Rings, won't be reprising his role, even if given the chance.

- Del Toro will use WETA Workshop and many of the crew from The Lord of the Rings in order to ensure continuity between both sets of films.

- Howard Shore will be on board to do the film's musical score.

- The animals in the film will be talk, thus staying faithful to the book.

- Some of the models, such as the Goblins and Wargs, will be different from The Lord of the Rings.

- Doug Jones and Ron Perlman, famous for their roles in Hellboy, are likely to have some sort of role in the film(s).

- The sequel to The Hobbit will "bridge the gap" between the events of The Hobbit and the events of The Lord of the Rings.

- The Hobbit is expected to be released in December 2011, while the sequel is expected to be released in December 2012.