Thread: Please Noooooooo - no to Spiderman as a Hobbit
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With the announcement this weekend that casting of "THE HOBBIT" film is about to start, what’s up with the role of Bilbo Baggins?
Fan speculation has been running rampant for the past year. First it was rumored that James McAvoy was a contender until Peter Jackson debunked that rumor.
Then Daniel Radcliffe was making the rumor mill until he personally said, “Thanks. But no thanks.”
I recently got a tip that during promoting the film BROTHERS at the Four Seasons in New York last month, Tobey Maguire was having a conversation and was asked which director he would like to work with next?
“Guillermo del Toro”
Know what else Tobey said?
"We may have something here in the near future.”
Could Peter Parker be playing Bilbo Baggins?
I checked with agency sources and yep, it’s true!
Apparently, we’re in the early stages of talks between CAA and the producers of the Hobbit film for Tobey to topline the film as Bilbo Baggins!
Again, right now it’s that – just dialogue taking place between the respective parties.
Tobey hasn’t been cast and an offer hasn’t been made. It’s just talks.
It’s no surprise to me because that is what mega agencies like CAA do. They hunt for the biggest roles for their biggest clients. Tobey’s agent at is the president of CAA.
Even I was skeptical because wait a minute, wasn’t Spider-man 4 and 5 supposed to shoot back to back?
I did my due diligence and according to a source inside Sony, Spiderman-4 and 5 IS NOT SHOOTING back to back.
So technically speaking, Tobey is available after shooting Spiderman 4 which is slated to begin shooting Winter 2010. The first Hobbit film is slated to start shooting mid-summer 2010.
If you think about it, a star like Tobey Maguire would make sense and provide a comfort zone for the WB because both The Hobbit films are going to be very expensive.
I just don’t see the WB greenlighting a mega tentpole like The Hobbit films with a complete unknown toplining.
As it stands, The Hobbit hasn’t been greenlit by the studio. Jackson and Del Toro have been personally footing the bill for the development and the pre viz of The Hobbit.
Here is the wildcard: next month’s auction of MGM assets. MGM owns half The Hobbit rights.
In just a few weeks we will know who will retain those rights.
For this story, I tried to find out who might get those rights come next month, but I was stonewalled at every juncture.
Even trusted sources at studios were paranoid at violating the iron clad non-disclosure agreements sent out by MGM to prospective bidders.
So it’s wait and see.
From a marketing standpoint, think about how cool it would be to get a Hobbit teaser trailer in front of Spider-man 4! Slam dunk if you ask me.
So stay tuned as more develops.
Surely they aren't THAT desparate to find someone????? He just can't be bilbo!!!!!!!!!!!! and as far as I"M concerened, he isnt.
Better still, some of the text for "The Hobbit: Movie Version" has already been written....
".... and Smaug swooped down in a hurricane of wings; but Spider Man, keeping his cool in the face of the great dragon's onslaughting furnace breath, sent out a super-strong strand of lycraweb, which wrapped up the great jaws. Spider Man pulled tight and the great jaws jammed closed. Smaug thrust and throbbed, then plunged wordlessly into the waters of the lake; it was Spider Man's turn to make clever jibes as the waters steamed and frothed. Spider Man then sang a little song,
"Smaugy got all webbed and wound,
And now nary a word, nor wordy sound
Comes out his big fat mouth,
Which once was as big as a house,
But it's now in lycraweb bound,
(His silence is profound!)"
And the Men of Lake Town cheered with deep lusty voices, and the Women of Lake Town curtsied prettily and bustily, and a certain man, a fruiterer and bowman, by name Bard, sat in a corner and got drunk, repeating the same refrain over and over again: "Another second and I'd have got off a shot....just one more second...."
Tobey Mcguire is Toby Mcguire in everything he does (though i have not seen Brothers - heard great things about it) .....
I do believe that the role should go to an English(UK) actor, not that an American actor couldn't do the role justice, Elijah Wood and Sean Astin did a great job in LOTR...
i still would like to see Martin Freeman get the part...
would settle for Mcavoy
http://chud.com/articles/articles/21878 ... Page1.html
The latest Hobbit fan wank that's been making the rounds is that Tobey Maguire was in talks to possibly maybe perhaps portray Bilbo. The wellspring of this is a piece in Latino Review from yesterday. However, Maguire today over at THR.com stated for the record that that simply isn't the case. “I have not met with [Guillermo] del Toro. We don’t have any near future plans,” Maguire said. “I don’t know if something got misconstrued or miscommunicated but the source was not accurate at all.”
The article also mentioned that Maguire had heard previously that James McAvoy had been cast and wasn't even considering the lead role (Peter Jackson has since also dispelled that rumor as well). So despite a few records being set straight, does that mean that Maguire being in The Hobbit could never happen? Well, Maguire elaborated that “I love Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson, and I certainly wouldn’t take myself out of the conversation ... if I was part of it. But I haven’t read a script or talked to anybody about it.”
So there you have it, straight from the spider's mouth.
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I agree with Mcavoy more than freeman-but he has a very hobbitish look to him
"The definitive answer I just received is ‘No truth’..plain and simple..two words…it’s over. Spread the word"
There you have it. All I can say is, thank Gandalf this was just a rumor.
This was posted Monday at 10:33 PM, not sure what time zone.
I'm now pretty confident that we won't be seeing spider-bilbo
stu8pid fat spiderman. could this be true?
We've all been duped!
Tobey isn't going to play Bilbo!
He's going to play either Lazy Lob or Crazy Cob!
My God, those film makers are cunning!
A good point you make. The problem, however, is that the actor himself has aged since the LotR Movies! That could be tricky.
Also, welcome to the forums!
Good point of the two!
Correct me if I'm wrong again, but in the book "The Hobbit" Bilbo had not 50? The production of the film would not be able to "give a makeup" in Ian Holm? Of course he is 78 years old, but it would seem more true to the book if it were possible.
They could probably give him the same makeup treatment/facelift to get rid of wrinkles, but I recall reading that Ian Holm wasn't exactly fond of that process. In any event he seems uninterested in playing Bilbo, for better or worse.