Alidar Jarok wrote:
I wouldn't want to overdo it either. Andy Serkis did such a great job in the LOTR that he deserves more screentime in the Hobbit. However, I don't think there's any part in the story for him.
He could follow the Dwarves around, trying to get his ring back and failing again and again, sometimes comically, sometimes tragically. I think it would work really well.