Bret McKenzie Joins “The Hobbit” Cast

“Flight of the Conchords” star Bret McKenzie made brief cameos in both the first and third film in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy as an elf named Figwit.

Despite getting only a few seconds screen time and just one line of dialogue,he was memorable enough that his character got a name – Figwit. He has since spawned his own fansite and a few other tongue-in-cheek references.

Now, Stuff reports that Jackson wants McKenzie to join the cast of “The Hobbit”, though it’s unsure if he will be playing a different character this time out. If not, the role could only be a cameo like the previous two appearances as a nod to fans.

Production is currently underway in New Zealand on the two films and will continue for the rest of the year.