Daniel Radcliffe Says No to The Hobbit
08.19.09 by REELZ
Rumors have been swirling for quite some time that Daniel Radcliffe might be tapped to play the lead role of Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit. Not such a big stretch for the Harry Potter star, so it seemed plausible enough. He would make an excellent hobbit, no doubt.
Final casting decisions though, we found out a few weeks ago, are all still up in the air awaiting the completion and approval of the script. And now Radcliffe himself has put an end to the speculation.
I'd have to say, "Thanks but no thanks," not that anyone has asked me. Honestly, I don't think they would want me anyway, it's just too close. Whatever I do next, I don't think there will be any wizards in it!
So if not the boy wizard, then who? Other names being mentioned are James McAvoy and David Tennant. For his part, Radcliffe is rooting for McAvoy.
James McAvoy is fantastic. I think he should play it. I've done the fantasy-film thing. Actually, so has he, with the Chronicles of Narnia, of course. But I've done it for longer. He can take over. I'm done. I don't think anybody involved in that would want me to, either.