Well, what with all the depressing news over the last year involving the troubles plaguing the production of the Hobbit films, at last some good news.
First, the Hobbit films have finally been given the green light, with Peter Jackson confirmed as director, producer and co-writer.
And second, actor Martin Freeman has been confirmed to play the lead role of Bilbo Baggins. Freeman is an excellent choice in my opinion.
For those of you who aren't already aware, the Hobbit will be in two parts, with the first film hopefully released in late 2012.
With this latest news my excitement level has just been kicked up a notch!