January 17th, 2011
03:22 PM ET
Frodo Baggins himself tells the Hollywood Reporter he can't wait to reunite with his co-stars.
"[Ian] McKellen is back, Cate Blanchett is back, Andy Serkis, and Orlando [Bloom] — it's going to be like going back in time," says Elijah Wood, who will reportedly appear at the beginning of both "Hobbit" movies, narrating from a memoir that his uncle Bilbo Baggins left behind.
While Wood is looking forward to filming with his former cast mates, he says it's unlikely that they will re-seal their bond by getting inked with tattoos, as they did while making the original "Lord of the Ring" flicks.
"This time around, I don't think so," says 29-year-old Wood, whose torso bears the Elvish word for "nine," a reference to the number of members of the Fellowship. "But you never know."
"The Hobbit," which stars Martin Freeman as Bilbo, is scheduled to begin shooting in New Zealand in February.
The films are currently slated to arrive in theaters in December 2012 and 2013.
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