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Sir Ian McKellen is Gushing To Be Gandalf

Sir Ian McKellen is Gushing To Be Gandalf

Sir Ian McKellen will reprise the role of the wizard Gandalf in the upcoming movies based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit.

Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is set to direct two films based on The Hobbit.

“Yes, it’s true,” the 68-year-old veteran actor told Empire magazine. “I spoke to Guillermo in the very room that Peter Jackson offered me the part and he confirmed that I would be reprising the role. Obviously, it’s not a part that you turn down, I loved playing Gandalf.”

“But as to how it’s going to work over two films and what’s going to happen on screen, well Guillermo has not got down to working out the major details yet – I can tell you it’s going to be amazing though.”

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