Christopher Lee says he'll return for The Hobbit IF he's healthy

Andy Serkis, Ian McKellen and Elijah Wood have all agreed to return for the massive Lord of the Rings reunion known as The Hobbit, and now Christopher Lee has announced that he MIGHT join them—IF he's up for it.

Over on his official site, Lee (or one of his reps, anyway) wrote:

Slowly but surely, Peter Jackson has managed to secure the return of the majority of the major stars from The Lord of the Rings franchise for his soon to be shooting prequel, based on J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit.

Sir Christopher Lee had been in talks to reprise his role as the wizard Saruman and it now looks certain, providing that he is in good health, that he will be appearing in the movie.

Let's hope the 88-year-old actor is up for the challenge, because we'd love to see Saruman return. How about you?

(via Bleeding Cool)

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