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Published on January 21st, 2010 | by Christian Cawley

Tennant of Middle Earth?

Following news that David Tennant has dropped out of the Burke & Hare movie, other developments and communications in the Twitter-sphere suggest that the former Doctor Who star is visiting Middle Earth!

TotalFilm.com have pointed out that Simon Pegg’s tweet – the one that announced Tennant’s departure from John Landis’ film about the notorious Ediinburgh murderers – might have had a hidden meaning:

“David Tennant had to drop out of B&H but by sheer glorious serendipity a legend of Middle Earth and Skull Island has come aboard. Welcome AS

Could the long-held rumours of David Tennant starring in The Hobbit have come to fruition? There’s little to go on at the moment, although apparently the above tweet by Simon Pegg has since been deleted, as has this one, which allegedly predates the above:

“Looks like David Tennant will be visiting Middle Earth”

There’s no way of confirming this Tweet, although we have personally seen the more well known one above.

It’s work pointing out that there is no confirmation on any of this – however Burke & Hare is likely to be a big movie, is being helmed by John Landis in his first movie in years, and was set to star Tennant in a title role alongside Simon Pegg.

You don’t just drop roles like that for scheduling issues with a comedy drama about a lawyer with stagefright, you know…

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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