The fact that I am only just now realizing that they’ve made a new movie of “The Hobbit” shows you how out of touch I am with the fantasy genre. After finally getting a chance to watch the movie “Avengers”, I saw the preview and am absolutely excited!
I’m really glad to see all the same actors including Sir Ian McKellen, Hugo Weaving, Sir Christopher Lee, and Sir Ian Holm (what’s with all the sirs?). New actors I like include Bill Connolly, Dean O’Gorman who was in several Hercules and Xena shows, Aidan Turner from The Tudors, Evangeline Lilly from Lost and Real Steal, Graham McTavish from the TV series 24 (season 8), Jeffrey Thomas who played Jason in the TV show Hercules, Richard Armitage who was in the Robin Hood TV series and also had a role in Captain America, and so many other great cast members!
Here is a great video trailer below.
Check out The Hobbit movie website. Also, there is some great information on Wiki and a list of the cast on The One Ring.net.