Who’s Going To The Shire?
According to The Telegraph, David Tennant, the departing Doctor Who could be about to make a major big screen appearance as Bilbo Baggins in Guillermo del Toro‘s The Hobbit. He is apparently on the ahem… short list… along with James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe for the role of the adventuring young hobbit (Ian Holm is supposed to be making an appearance as old Bilbo).
It’s an interesting choice i have to admit i’d never even thought of before, but I can see Tennant in the role. He does have quite a hobbity face. 😉 Daniel is great as Harry Potter, but to leap from one huge franchise to another doesn’t fit well with me. I’d like to see him branch out into something different. James McAvoy’s name has been floating around for a while, but i think he would also be a really good fit for Bilbo.
If Tennant does get the part, that could scupper the rumoured Doctor Who movie that is supposed to be in the works, as David would be tied up in Middle Earth (aka New Zealand) for the next couple of years.
All should be revealed at next week’s in San Diego Comic-Con where producer Peter Jackson is appearing. More news as we get it!