In addition to Evangeline Lilly joining the cast, Barry Humphries has also joined the cast as the Goblin King. Humphries is best known for his character of Dame Edna Everage. Humphries will be playing the Goblin King via motion capture much like Andy Serkis is doing with his character of Gollum.
It has also been revealed that which character(s) Benedict Cumberbatch will be playing. According to Deadline, his main role will be to voice an important character in "The Hobbit", Smaug the dragon. Cumberbatch will also help bring the dragon to life via motion capture. In addition to Smaug, Cumberbatch will also be providing the voice for the Necromancer.
Evangeline Lilly and Barry Humphries join a cast which includes Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Hugo Weaving, Richard Armitage, Christopher Lee, Sylvester McCoy, Cate Blanchett, Lee Pace, Elijah Wood, Stephen Fry, Orlando Bloom, Luke Evans, Aidan Turner, James Nesbitt, Dean O'Gorman, Adam Brown, Stephen Hunter, Jeffrey Thomas, Mikael Persbrandt, Graham McTavish, Ken Stott, Jed Brophy, Peter Hambleton, Mike Mizrahi, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, William Kircher, Ryan Gage, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Callen, Bret McKenzie, Conan Stevens and Ian Holm. "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" and "The Hobbit: There and Back Again" will be in 3D and directed by Peter Jackson.
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