'The Hobbit' Doesn't Have Stuart Townsend

The actor debunks rumors that he will play an archer named Bard in the Peter Jackson two-part prequel to 'The Lord of the Rings'.

Stuart Townsend will not star in The Hobbit
Stuart Townsend will not star in The Hobbit
It seems an April Fool's Day joke had gotten a bit out of hand, with speculation that Stuart Townsend was playing an archer named Bard in The Hobbit. The actor shot down the rumors earlier today, saying he is not cast in the Middle Earth adventure. Here's what he had to say below.

""I don't know where that [rumor] came from. It's not true at all. 'Internet' and 'truth' aren't two words that generally work together."

The story started with an April Fools Day article, which was a fabricated press release announcing Stuart Townsend's involvement as Bard, an archer from the town of Dale.

Stuart Townsend had originally been cast as Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring before dropping out.

That April Fools Day story also indicated that Saoirse Ronan was locked to play Itaril, a role she has been speculated to play for some time now, although it has never been confirmed.

The Hobbit is currently in production in New Zealand.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was released December 14th, 2012 and stars Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter. The film is directed by Peter Jackson.



Sources: Moviefone

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Comments (5)

  1. Bane5000

    Townsend backed out of LOTR, he backed out of Thor, he divorced Charlize Theron...he is not a man of good decisions is he....LOL

    4 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  2. Worth5Bucks

    thats good they need a rougher man to play bard

    4 years agoby @mattbierwagenFlag

  3. skywise

    Damnit April Fools!! You got me again you horrible beetch

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  4. nitti21

    As long as bard is in it, I don't care who plays him.

    4 years agoby @nitti21Flag

  5. CUPID

    Dont care.

    4 years agoby @cupidFlag