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It’s official, Tobey Maguire is NOT Bilbo Baggins…Peter Jackson just needs more begging


Yesterday, The Sun, that British newspaper that tends to get things wrong because it has a tendency to consult hookers who double as psychics and card readers for its news stories, got something wrong again!

Spider-Man actor Tobey Maguire is to star in The Hobbit,” the paper announced alongside a creepy photoshop of what Maguire would look like as Bilbo Baggins. It didn’t take long for denials to come pouring in. First, a website “Forged by and for fans of JRR Tolkien,” received word from its sources that the The Sun was wrong. Then Harry Knowles of Ain’t It Cool News shot off emails to producer Peter Jackson and director Guillermo Del Toro who both replied in the negative. “It ain’t true,” said Del Toro, while Jackson added, “We are currently auditioning for Bilbo, and a month or two away from any announcements.”

So as of today, Tobey isn’t Bilbo, and surprisingly enough, even though he ruined Spiderman for us (as much as Arnold Schwarzenegger would ruin ballet if he was cast in Swan Lake and tried to pull off a pirouette in tights) we’re kinda routing for the guy here seen that Sony sobered up, realized he as painful to watch as watching your grandparents making out with both their dentures in water-filled glasses next to them and gave him the boot.