The actors will come back as Gollum, Gandalf and Elrond, respectively, which fans had long expected. According to Cinema Blend, del Toro also confirmed that he’s close to casting decisions on major roles, including Bilbo Baggins.
We previously reported on details for the new pair of movies, the first of which is expected to open in 2011.
News: Del Toro and Jackson clarify
Lord of the Rings
News: Del Toro:
movie production underway