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.
Imagine Tobey in a Titanic sequel on the message boards.