Elrond Returns to Middle Earth

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Hugo Weaving still isn’t officially confirmed to return as Elrond in The Hobbit. Officially, heh heh. But trust me, it’s happening. 😉

Director Peter Jackson posted this photo on his blog with the coy caption “An old friend came to visit me on set today…” Hugo was sighted earlier this week in Wellington, NZ, so it was only a matter of time before the long-running, somewhat silly guessing game came to its inevitable end. If you were still holding your breath despite the Rivendell teasing in the Behind the Scenes video earlier this month, you can now officially celebrate.  (Yeah, Hugo’s wearing the same shirt he wore to the Archibald Prize exhibit last week… unlike Elrond, he’s casual to the core. Which I love. ) 😉  No word on when Rivendell scenes actually film (there’s a script meeting this week)… but it’ll probably be before July.

UPDATE: It’s official! Stuff.co.nz (and its print sibling The Dominion Post) finally got the scoop we’ve been waiting for (though many of us had assumed was coming):

“Hugo Weaving will reprise his role as Elrond the elf for the two-part Hobbit movie now being shot in Wellington. The Hobbit spokeswoman Melissa Booth confirmed that Weaving would feature in Jackson’s 3-D prequel to The Lord of the Rings trilogy…The confirmation came after reports circulated that Weaving was spotted in Wellington last week.”

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