The search for Richard Armitage is well and truly over!
The One Ring has confirmed that our precious will take part in the Hobbit panel at Comic-Con in San Diego on the 14th of July. Joining him will be Martin Freedman, Andy Serkis, Sir Ian McKeller, Philippa Boyens, and Sir PJ himself.
Is it just me, or does this seem like quite the honour?
I don’t want to read into this too much, but if three actors are chosen to represent the film, and it’s Sir Ian, Freedman and Armitage, that’s quite a distinguished group of actors, right?
This is how I think it all came about:
RA: Alright there, Sir PJ?
PJ: Yeah, good. You?
RA: Not bad, thanks.
PJ: So, a bunch of us are going over to San Diego for the weekend in July. Wanna come?
RA: Sure, yeah, nothing planned apart from tearing down ivy at my house in London. Who’s going?
PJ: Ya know, Gandalf, Smeagol, Bilbo, some other guys. We’ll kick back a few Buds, have a laugh, give a few interviews. It’ll be cool. You interested?
RA (scratches beard): Yeah, cool. Can I travel with my sword?
PJ: Should be OK. Let me get my assistant to make a few calls, I guess we could book the seat next to you on the plane…
RA: First class though, right? Me and my sword, we only travel first class!
PJ: Sure, I’ll see what I can do… Don’t worry, Sir Ian travelled with that Gandalf staff for years after we shot LOTR…
My only regret?
I didn’t hear the name ‘Aidan Turner’ thrown into the mix.
I think I’m just too eye-candy greedy, though…