Aragorn Cut From The Hobbit

Strider had a bad case of the munchies..
Strider had a bad case of the munchies..
Scruffy-haired, husky hunk, Viggo Mortenson, will not be appearing in The Hobbit. While avid fans might point out that he isn’t really in it anyway, there had been rumours that he would join other LOTR ring characters in a brief cameo.

Many of the cast including Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellan and Elijah Wood are reprising their LOTR roles for a “bridge story” which links to the prequel. But poor old Aragorn has been left out in the cold.

In an interview with, Mortenson said: “As you know, Aragorn is half elf.”

Of course he is! That explains it… actually it means nothing to us. Enlighten us Viggo.

He explained that, because his character also “lives a couple hundred years or more…he could be in a bridge, but I have to assume it isn’t going to happen.

“At one point, the producers asked if I would do it and I said sure, if Aragorn is supposed to be in the bridge story, because he’s not in The Hobbit.

“But I’ve never been asked and they’re shooting the movie. I’m not in it unless there is some last-minute plan they have, but I thought I would have heard of it by now.”

Peter Jackson is a heartless man, surely that is the movie star equivalent of being dumped by text.
Peter Jackson’s two-part epic, adapted from J.R.R Tolkein’s 1937 novel The Hobbit, will focus on Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) who, along with a bunch of dwarves, goes an epic adventure to the Lonely Mountain.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be released in December next year, with Part 2 (AKA There And Back Again) due in December