If you’ve read The Hobbit, then you know that neither the older version of Bilbo (Ian Holm) or Frodo (Elijah Wood) appear in this Tolkien story, although they will be in Peter Jackson’s film adaptions. While I tend to be a purist, I actually think this sounds like a solid way to tie The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit movies together.
The addition of these characters and the story adjustments that I assume must have been made to include them, have me curious. Just how long are we going to have to wait for the arrival of the dwarves–Thorin Oakenshield in particular, this is an RA fanblog after all–in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey?
Am I alone in my curiosity, or has anyone else given this some thought? Whether you’ve given this previous consideration or not, I’m interested in your opinion, so: