The Hobbit: In a recent interview with Reuters, Lord Of The Rings director, Peter Jackson, mentioned yet again tht he'd be interested in doing the Lord Of The Rings prequel, The Hobbit, but this time he also let loose what key characters he'd like to see back for the film...

"I'd be interested in doing it because I think it would give continuity to the overall chapter," he said.

While many of the lead "Rings" characters do not appear in "The Hobbit" story, the wizard Gandalf, played by Ian McKellen, and Gollum, the cave dweller corrupted by the powerful ring, do and should make a comeback. Arwen, the elf princess played by Liv Tyler, could also feature again, Jackson said.

Brian B.