Earlier this week we found out that Elijah Wood was returning to reprise his role as Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit, today the actor reveals that he has known for a some time that Jackson wanted him back as Frodo for the first installment of The Hobbit, due out in 2012. The actor spoke to some members of the press on Saturday following the Television Critics Association Winter 2011 panel.
"I actually spoke to Peter a while ago and I had an idea that there was something that they were thinking about. And this was quite some time ago now, It was in my mind as a possibility, but not as a fully formed concept that they were sure about until recently where I was given an offer."
Wood will return to join Cate Blanchett [Galadriel], Sir Ian McKellen [Gandalf] Andy Serkis [Gollum], Martin Freeman [Bilbo Baggins] and Richard Armitage [Thorin Oakenshield]. Although Wood is excited to be returning he doesn't quite know exactly the capacity of his return.
"I actually don't know. I probably know just about as much as everybody else does," the actor said. "I haven't read a script, I haven't read any of the scenes that the character's going to be in."It's going to be very small, It'll really just be a nod, which I think is great. I'm just excited to go back... You [don't] often, 11 years down the line get a chance to go back and revisit a character and a place and a time in your life."