New WB press release and a mystery bit of casting.
An official WB press release came out today that includes some Plot detail. One new Cast member is in the list, a John Bell, who appears to be about 10 years old or so. No official listing on IMDB yet for this casting, so no idea if he is Bain or Estel, or some other youngster. What is next for John Bell? I had heard you have been cast in The Hobbit.
Is that true and can you tell us anything about the character you will be playing? And are you a Middle Earth/Tolkien fan?
“I have just finished filming a small part in the film Battleship in Louisiana and I am about to start another project that I can’t say anything about just yet. I have been offered a part in The Hobbit and the character I play is very different from Tomás. My character is confident and brave and ready to do battle if required even though he is still a boy. I have read the Hobbit and loved it and I love Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings films so you can definitely call me a fan.”
Any chance of seeing a young Aragorn in Rivendell? Or even a glimpse on Bard’s son, Bain? Although rumours have been spread that he’d be played by Michael Fowler. If not Bain… perhaps Brand? But he was already old, once he’s died on the Battle of Dale (T.A. 3019), however a young Brand could be shown, once Bilbo ordered some stuff to his Farewell party from Dale in T.A. 3001…. or perhaps I’m going too far :P Seeing that I’m throwing some mad ideas… John could play the young Gimli, once he was prohibited to go on the Quest of Erebor with his father, for being too young (he was 62 years old… but c’mom Frodo was 50 when he departed on the journey to destroy the ring, and he was played by the young Elijah), or he could play Frodo when he was 12 years old and his parents drowned on the Brandwyne River (according to here Ryan Gage will play Drogo Baggins.. so why not?). Well anything could happen.
What are your thoughts?