Dec 7 2010, 11:33pm
macfalk: My guess is as yours, they'll save him for the last, so when the fans are satisfied seeing their old heroes returning, a new Saruman will be announced til last.
New Saruman? Heh. If the Saruman announcement is last, it will be Chistopher Lee. The longer it takes, the more likely it is that it will be Lee. A recast Saruman would be anticlimactic - not the stuff that makes for a good cap on casting news - and more likely to be announced sooner than later. The only mitigation to that is if they use Lee's voice and a CGI'd face and acting double.
(This post was edited by JWPlatt on Dec 7 2010, 11:36pm)