Even More Hobbit Casting News

Peter Jackson
While taking a break from the first block of filming of The Hobbit, Peter Jackson, in a post to his Facebook page, confirmed that Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch would be joining The Hobbit cast in the role of Smaug the dragon who is, of course, the main antagonist in the book/movie.

Jackson also announced that Lost actress Evangeline Lilly has been cast as an elven character not featured in the book, called Tauriel. Barry Humphries AKA Dame Edna will also be joining the cast as the Goblin King.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has a planned release date 14th December 2012