According to The Playlist, Peter Jackson wants Bret McKenzie (Flight of the Conchords) to reprise his role as Figwit in The Hobbit. If you are like me you had no idea that he was in any of the earlier films. He had an ultra brief moment in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, so don't be sad you missed it. During the council meeting where Frodo says, “I will take it!” the camera pans over to a pouty elf. The story goes that a fan said, “Frodo is great ... who is that?” thus spawning the nickname of Figwit. He reappeared in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King alongside Liv Tyler and that was his extent in the franchise to date.
Figwit has his ownn fansite?! The Flight of the Conchords song “Frodo, Don’t Wear The Ring” makes a lot more sense now. The film is currently being shot in New Zealand with part one set to hit in December 2012. Below is a video of Mckenzie in the film set to the excellent Conchords tune. [Stuff]
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