Well, it's already been quite a day for the 'ol geek-tastic rumor mill. My fellow SciFi Squad-ers Erik Davis and John Gholson have the Deadpool and Spider-Man 4 rumors/reports handled, respectively, over at Cinematical, so do check those out if you haven't already. But as if those two pieces weren't enough already, we've got some casting speculation for The Hobbit, courtesy of Ain't It Cool News.

Now, AICN tells us this little bit of speculation comes via a "trusted anonymous name", which of course means take the following with a serious grain of salt people. According to said anonymous source, Tom Waits is being considered for a role in The Hobbit. The Guardian went on to further speculate that Waits was likely up for the voice of Smaug, the dragon, which is not only a logical leap to make, but one suggested way back in January of 2008 by an AICN talk-backer. Nice call Nice Marmot. For what it's worth, Guillermo del Toro used Waits's song "Heartattack and Vine" in Hellboy to introduce the all-grown up version of the character, whose face actually kind of looks like Waits when you think about it.
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