TheOneRing has confirmed that Elijah Wood will reprise his role as Frodo in Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit.” For fans of the original novel, you may be wondering how this is possible considering that “The Hobbit” takes places before LOTR. Well, there’s a perfectly good explanation for that!
According to reports, they plan on working Frodo into the script. He is not expected to have a big role. The plan is to feature Frodo in the opening and ending sequences of the films:
As readers of “The Hobbit” know, the tale of “The Downfall of The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit or There and Back Again,” are contained in the fictional “Red Book of Westmarch.” In Peter Jackson’s LOTR films, the books are shown on screen and written in by Bilbo and Frodo and handed off to Sam Gamgee. (Not explained on film are Sam’s progeny later having the book and being Wardens of the Westmarch — hence the book’s title.) The fictional book, and either the telling from it or the reading of it, will establish Frodo in the films experiencing Bilbo’s story. Viewers to learn the tale of ‘The Hobbit’ with a familiar Frodo getting the tale as well.
Well, there you go. That wraps up that huge mystery. “The Hobbit” is expected to begin filming next month in New Zealand.