Guillermo del Toro on ‘The Hobbit’ Films, Returning Cast
Guillermo del Toro, the rumored favorite to helm an upcoming set of films based upon J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, said his presence behind the camera is still uncertain, but if he does take the job, he hopes to bring some of the cast from the Lord of the Rings film trilogy with him.
Empire spoke with del Toro about the possibility of him directing The Hobbit, what he’d like to do with the film(s) and, of course, that massive lawsuit.
“Since that news broke, I have not exchanged a single phone call with my lawyer or my manager or anyone. They talk about it and I have received some emails, but, as far as I’m concerned, until I’m on board I should not worry about it. I read about it, but there’s nothing I can do about it."
The popular director also said he’d like to bring back the actors who portrayed certain characters appearing in both the Lord of the Rings story as well as The Hobbit, such as Andy Serkis (Gollum) and Ian McKellen (Gandalf).
Oh, and Tolkien fans take note: There was no mention of Hugo Weaving reprising his role as Elrond. Interesting.