Christopher Lee would be keen on coming back as that evil white wizard again. According to Empire, the actor stated in an interview that he indeed would be interested in reprising his role of Saruman for The Hobbit and The Hobbit Sequel.

"I'd be interested in seeing how that transition from good to evil occurred and, yes, of course I would return to the role if I was asked," Lee told the site.

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While the character Saruman does not appear in the original The Hobbit novel by J.R.R. Tolkein, the book will be spread out over two films and new material may very well be incorporated.

We'll keep you updated on this interesting item as well as other The Hobbit news. The first film is scheduled to start production in 2009, with a December 2011 release date, with the sequel to follow in December 2012.