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Viggo Mortensen Wants "The Hobbit"

Posted: September 16th, 2007 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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Viggo Mortensen spoke to MTV News about his possible involvement in the upcoming "The Hobbit" film. While his character, Aragorn, does not appear in the J.R.R. Tolkien's book, Mortensen is still interested in reprising his role.

"I'm curious about it," he said. "'LOTR' borrowed from other sources. There was dialogue and set pieces that came from work outside of 'Lord of the Rings,' or took from the appendices. You never know."

Apparently, Aragorn's romance with Arwen (Liv Tyler) was drawn from Tolkien's appendices and retroactively inserted into the Ring narrative by director Peter Jackson. A similar ploy could be used to bring Aragorn back for Bilbo's journey, since Tolkien provided an extensive backstory for the once and future king of Middle Earth in his other writings.

Jackson himself commented on some of these potential plot lines, also mentioning how he'd "love to work with Viggo again [possibly by having] Aragorn protecting the Shire."

At this point, there is no guarantee that we will ever see "The Hobbit" on the big screen, but similar to most other actors from "Lord of the Rings," Mortensen also feels that Jackson should be the man to direct the film. "It seems pretty obvious that Peter Jackson would be the person to direct it, he said. "If they do it I hope Peter gets to do it."

Click here to read more about "The Hobbit."

Source: MTV News


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