I think he'll still be in it in some capacity, be it a small scene showing him stalking Bilbo or a (less-likely) major scene. But whatever they do with him it'll probably still be good.
And I really wouldn't be surprised to see Aragorn, Arwin, Éomer or Théoden in it in some capacity. The first two especially. Since I've heard the third movie acts as more of a tie-in to the first trilogy it'll probably happen then.
08/06 -- Neurosis
08/07 -- Faith No More
08/22 -- Motley Crue
09/19 -- Godflesh
09/25-26 -- Godspeed You! Black Emperor
10/03 -- Origin
Last edited by adamclark52; 12-16-2012 at 03:31 PM.