Peter Jackson will be in attendance at the upcoming San Diego Comic Con to promote his upcoming film District 9. Some believe that he will take advantage of the event to also announce who will play Bilbo Baggins in his The Hobbit films.
It has been long-rumored that James McAvoy (Wanted, Last King of Scotland) is being considered, but LA Times is now saying that Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) is also in the running.
While McAvoy is likely the favorite out of the two actors, there is another name that keeps coming up. Apparently, David Tennant will be attending Comic-Con for the first time to promote "Dr. Who," but the newspaper believes that he will be there at the request of Jackson for "The Hobbit" announcement.
There is a chance that none of the actors mentioned will get the role. Hmmm. If you are attending SD Comic Con you may be the first to know the answer.
Based on J.R.R. Tolkien's book, "The Hobbit," which is a prelude to "The Lord of the Rings." The story is of Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit, who wanted to be left alone in quiet comfort. But the wizard Gandalf came along with a band of exhiled dwarves. Soon Bilbo was drawn into their quest, facing evil orcs, savage wolves, giant spiders, and worse unknown dangers. Finally, it was Bilbo, alone and unaided, who had to confront the great dragon Smaug, the terror of an entire countryside.
Source: LA Times