Many believed and hoped that Peter Jackson should reveal the actor who is going to play Bilbo Baggings, when he attended Comic Con.
However, Peter delivered a kind of anticlimax, as he said that there is not anyone thought of the role, yet. Nevertheless, he gave out some information about the two movies, though.
The script for the first movie “The Hobbit” will be ready in a couple of weeks and then he will start working on the script work for “The Hobbit 2” right after that. Therefore, the guessing game, of who will play Bilbo Baggins will continue, yet a while.
However, I took the liberty to conduct a very nonscientific research, to see who has the most buzz among bloggers and movie sites, to get the role as Bilbo.
According to my findings, the buzz holds David Tennant as the favorite for the role, with James McAvoy not that far behind. Two others that also showed up were Daniel Radcliffe and Martin Freeman, although they did not get the same amount of buzz, as first two did.
Martin Freeman should be a considered as dark horse though, since he was the first one rumored to get the part, in the first place a couple of years back.
Anyhow, I would put my money on James McAvoy. I believe that he would be perfect as Bilbo Bagger, considering the skillfulness he has showed in movies like, “Wanted”, “The Last King of Scotland” and “Atonement”.
In addition, James McAvoy is no stranger to the fantasy genre either, after his portray of Mr. Tumnus in “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”.
One thing that speaks for all of the above is that they all have the looks, to play Bilbo. Maybe that is why their names keep popping up?
In any case, I guess that Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro will pick one of the four above, or who do you think would be the best Bilbo Baggins?