Rumors have been circling that a former Doctor (the Seventh Doctor, to be exact) had been in the running for the new theatrical version of The Hobbit. It seems the rumors were true. According to Fanbolt Sylvester McCoy has indeed agreed to play “the second biggest lead” in the film opposite Sir Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis.
So…he’s not Gandalf, and he’s not Gollum… Could this mean our new Bilbo a Time Lord? If true we’re certainly okay with this casting, and so it seems is producer Peter Jackson who considered McCoy his second choice for the role of Bilbo in the original LoTR trilogy.