If Bret McKenzie gets to come back, Ian Holm gets to come back. Dems the rules.
Peter Jackson has announced that veteran actor Ian Holm will reprise his role as Old Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit. You may remember Holm from The Lord Of The Rings trilogy as Frodo’s uncle who totally peaces out while his nephew goes on a epic quest that kills his soul. Dick move, Bilbo.
As you know, Martin Freeman will play the younger, kinder Bilbo as his story with the Ring unfolds. Other returning cast members are Sir Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Elijah Wood, Andy Serkis, and Cate Blanchett. And we should probably count on a cameo from Jackson himself. It would be awesome if he’d reprise his role of ‘Guy Who Gets Shot With Arrow’ from Return Of The King during a foreshadowing scene where he’s eating a turkey leg that gets hit with an arrow. (The One Ring)