John Rhys-Davies, who portrayed Gimli son of Glóin in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy, has turned down an offer to appear in the two-part film adaptation of The Hobbit.
“I’ve already been asked and to be honest with you, I wouldn’t [appear]. I have already completely ruled it out.”
Why didn’t Frodo just ride an Eagle straight from Rivendell to Mt. Doom, and drop the One Ring into the lava? We know Gandalf was buddy-buddy with some giant Eagles, who rescued him from Orthanc and later snatched Frodo and Sam from certain immolation. If the Eagles can pick up the Hobbits from Mordor, why can’t they take them there as well?