Frodo returns to Middle Earth!

Elijah Wood has confirmed he will reprise his role as Frodo in The Hobbit films.

Despite his character not featuring in the book, the actor confirmed today he will return to the project.

Back in 2008, Wood said he’d be open to starring in the new movie, but mused that his character would only be included if there was an artful way to explain his existence.

“That’s the thing,” Wood told MTV News. “I would imagine that if he does exist, it’ll make some sort of sense. Otherwise, I don’t think they would do it. I certainly wouldn’t want to do it. I don’t want to have a whole character piece that doesn’t really exist that they’re cobbling together.”

However, he also pointed out that working Frodo into the movie is possible given the characters’ back story.

“There’s a lot we know historically about the characters where that would make sense. And personally, if I was involved, it would be to come on for a tiny little piece and have that be that,” he said.

Jackson has signed Martin Freeman to play Bilbo Baggins, and Cate Blanchett and Orlando Bloom to reprise their roles as the elves Galadriel and Legolas.