Dominic Monaghan will not appear in `The Hobbit`
The actor - who has played hobbit character Merry in all three of the previous `Lord of the Rings` movies - confesses he will not be involved in the problem-stricken prequel because his character would not be alive, although he would be up for a cameo role.
He said: "We`ve been saying that we`d love to come back as some sort of cameo, or turn up in the background, and Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens have said that would be a great thing for us to do, but I think they`ve got slightly more important things to deal with before they talk about the four Hobbits doing a cameo."
Discussing the movie - which saw original director Guillermo Del Toro pull out earlier this year as well as union action in the last week - Dominic admits he knows little other than Sir Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis are involved.
He told SFX magazine: "I know that Ian McKellen will be in it and obviously Andy Serkis will be in it, but apart from that I`m not sure who would be in it."