has, at long last, made an official announcement about who will appear in The Hobbit
. He has confirmed Martin Freeman
as Bilbo Baggins, taking over the role originated by Ian Holm in The Lord of the Rings
. A great many other names were released as well, almost all of whom make up the large company of Dwarves that hires Bilbo to be their 'burgler' before setting out to kill the dragon Smaug and recover the ...