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David Tennant as Bilbo Baggins?

by Brad Trechak, posted Jul 17th 2009 5:02PM
David TennantOkay, this is strictly in the "rumor" department. In fact, this piece is so unlikely that I hesitate to write it. But, I'm going to anyway. Sci Fi Wire hinted that Doctor Who's David Tennant might be up for the role of Bilbo Baggins in the upcoming two-movie version of The Hobbit, which will be produced by Peter Jackson and directed by Guillermo del Toro.

The logic behind this is that David Tennant will be at Comic Con and the production team of The Hobbit will be at Comic Con. I'll leave it to you to find the gap in that logic.

Now, I love David Tennant as the Doctor, but he's completely inappropriate for Bilbo Baggins. He's too tall. He's too skinny. I'd even say he's too good-looking.

I wouldn't say I'm completely against the concept, but if you're going to cast an actor who played the Doctor as Bilbo Baggins, I recommend Sylvester McCoy.

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Well, he's already played Gollum in one episode of Dr Who...

July 18 2009 at 6:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Why wouldn't they just use Ian Holm again?

July 17 2009 at 11:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Forced perspective and carbohydrates can change the way a person looks.

July 17 2009 at 6:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

James McAvoy.

July 17 2009 at 6:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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