J.R.R Tolkien is ‘wonderful’ on ‘Star Wars’ movie, says director of ‘The Hobbit’
J. R. R Tolkien is “wonderfully” on the new “Star Wars” movie, according to a new interview with “Star Trek: Discovery” director Chris Weitz.
In the interview, “StarTrek: Discovery’s” John Cho told “CBS This Morning” that Tolkien was “a true Tolkienist” who was “great at telling stories and at finding the connections.”
Cho said the character of Bilbo Baggins “really resonated with the ‘Star Trek’ universe.”
Weitz, who has been working on the “Star TREK” reboot for nearly two years, said that Bilbo was one of his favorite characters in “The Hobbit” and it was an honor to work with him.
Tolkien, who died in 2011, was known for his many stories, including the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “The Lord of the Ring” novels and the “The Silmarillion” trilogy.
In a new profile on “CBSThisMorning,” Cho said he “felt a connection to Bilbo” during the production of “The Lost Road” and that “it was really fun to play a character that was so rooted in the Tolkien mythos and history.”