While the prequel for The Lord of the Rings is being readied, it seems we won't see one of the actors from the previous trilogy reprise his role. Empire recently chatted with actor John Rhys-Davies, who revealed he won't be back as Gimli for The Hobbit.

"I've already been asked and to be honest with you, I wouldn't. I have already completely ruled it out. There's a sentimental part of me that would love to be involved again. Really I am not sure my face can take that sort of punishment any more."
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The actor also revealed that he might be up for playing a much different role in the film.

I'd really prefer to play something quite different. Maybe an Elf. They've got a different set of problems with The Hobbit because you've got 13 dwarves, a whole band of them... You're trying to represent a whole race... You're trying to do for dwarves what The Lord of the Rings did for hobbits."

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