“I’m a huge fan of the Tolkien saga, everything to do with Middle-earth,” he reiterated this weekend to MTV News. “But no there’s no truth in the fact that they’ve approached me yet.”And then to score more points with fans of Peter Jackson's LOTR movies (I'm kidding!), he goes on to say:
Loves the Tolkien saga and everything to do with Middle Earth, eh? A fan of Ian Holm's performance as Bilbo, eh? He will totally say yes if asked.
But that won’t stop McAvoy from playing along with our readers. So who would he cast in the role made famous by Ian Holm?
“Ian Holm!” McAvoy proclaimed as if the answer was self-evident. “I don’t know if he’d be able to go back, but he SHOULD do it.”