A trio of actors are about to venture back to Middle Earth for a new pair of films. TheOneRing.net got a hold of a BBC radio interview with director Guillermo del Toro who confirmed that Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis and Hugo Weaving will appear in The Hobbit.

The director told Simon Mayo in the BBC interview that McKellen, Serkis and Weaving will return, "...as the roles they originated in the trilogy," which means we'll see McKellan as Gandalf, Serkis as Gollum and Weaving as Elrond in the new film.

You can CLICK HERE to listen to the radio interview and the casting news starts at the 02:10:55 mark in the interview.