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Fans still have a year to wait until they get to see the first part of Peter Jackson's return to Middle Earth with "The Hobbit," but Bilbo Baggins himself has shared some behind-the-scenes tidbits, including his encounter with Gollum. "The first thing I filmed was finding the ring in Gollum's cave," star Martin Freeman told Comic Book Movie. "It's good to know, but not play, the importance of the Ring. I'm trying to put a bit more heaviness into it. It's not all comical." Freeman, who many may recognize as Dr. Watson in Steven Moffat's popular "Sherlock" series, steps in as a younger Bilbo from Lord of the Rings trilogy actor Ian Holm in the prequel. Based on J.R.R. Tolkien's book that set the stage for Lord of the Rings, "The Hobbit" tells the story of Bilbo's travels, which were alluded »

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