‘The Hobbit’ Full Cast Photo Plus Video Introductions

‘The Hobbit’ Full Cast Photo Plus Video Introductions

By: Erik Davis on February 14, 2011 at 9:40AMComments (27)

After going back and forth for a long time, we finally have a confirmed cast for The Hobbit, and with production right around the corner they’ve all stepped out from behind the curtain to say hello before diving head-first into Middle Earth.

The Lord of the Rings prequel will be directed by Peter Jackson, and several key members of the original trilogy will be returning, including Elijah WoodCate BlanchettIan McKellen and Andy Serkis. Among those who are new to the series, we have Martin FreemanRichard ArmitageKen StottGraham McTavishWilliam KircherJames NesbittStephen HunterRob KazinskyAidan TurnerPeter HambletonJohn CallenJed BrophyMark HadlowAdam Brown, Mikael Persbrant, and Sylvester McCoy.

Bilbo Baggins played by Martin Freeman

This first image shows us all 13 men playing Dwarves in the film, as well as the one Hobbit, played by Martin Freeman (who’s starring as Bilbo Baggins). The men all lined up for a start-of-production press conference so that fans could familiarize themselves with the large ensemble cast full of fresh new faces. Director Peter Jackson, who’s returning to direct his fourth and fifth Lord of the Rings-related film (yes, The Hobbit will be a two-parter) had this to say: “Despite some delays we are fully back on track and very excited to get started.” 

Head over here to watch a video of the men being introduced, and then over here to listen to the entire press conference. The Hobbit, Part 1 is due in theaters on December 19th, 2012.