As much as I love Lord of the Rings, including enjoying the books greatly, I've never been able to get through The Hobbit. That doesn't mean I'm not super excited about the upcoming movie, especially now that I know that Ian McKellan, Andy Serkis and Hugo Weaving are confirmed to be involved. I can't wait to find out who they cast as Bilbo, since it's impossible for Ian Holm to play him.
What other characters from LOTR are in The Hobbit? Galadriel? Arwen?