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Viggo Mortensen A Bit Behind The Times On Plans For 'The Hobbit'

24 September 2009 2:00 PM, PDT | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

For the record, there's nothing wrong with "The Road" star Viggo Mortensen not knowing much about the plans that Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro have in place for their two-part big screen telling of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit." Aragorn, his "Lord of the Rings" character, doesn't actually factor into that story. That doesn't mean he can't be written in, but clearly no one's mentioned anything to Mortensen.

Speaking to the actor last week at the Toronto International Film Festival, MTV's Josh Horowitz got the actor talking about his potential involvement in... the post-"Hobbit" bridge film. Director del Toro exclusively told MTV over the summer that he won't be directing any bridge film. Still, even though there's no new information in the below video, I know plenty of women who would want to see it anyway. For Viggo. So... here you are!


- Adam Rosenberg

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The Hobbit’s Moving Forward! New Line Settles With the Tolkien Estate

9 September 2009 9:36 AM, PDT | thetorchonline | See recent thetorchonline news »

The War of the Rings has ended. After a long drawn-out legal battle, New Line Cinema and the Tolkien Estate have finally settled their dispute, which means the movie studio can finally go ahead and get started on making the two Hobbit movies. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed. But as the kids today are so fond of saying, this equals Win. So what was this all about? in 2008, the heirs of J.R.R. Tolkien sued New Line Cinema (the makers of The Lord of the Rings films), claiming they were owed a rather large chunk of change ($220 million), considering the three-movie masterpiece has made a reported $6 billion dollars (and counting). »

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