Now there’s news from the weekend that Sylvester McCoy, the Scottish actor who is best known for playing the Seventh Doctor in the “Dr. Who” series, may be joining “The Hobbit,” though not as Bilbo. He said as much in an interview with Scottish newspaper the Dunoon Observer. “I am being cast in The Hobbit,” he said. “We’re currently in negotiations — there are two of us under consideration. It’s not the Bilbo role, but could be bigger.”
The One Ring (our source for this story) rightly speculates that he could be referring to Radagast the Brown, a wizard colleague of Gandalf’s who is rumored to have an expanded role in the adaptation. What do you think of the news, “Hobbit” fans? Do you buy it?