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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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  • http://accidentalsexiness.wordpress.com accidentalsexiness.wordpress.c

    Sir Ian is a class act. I love him!

  • gandalf!

    Sir Ian is brilliant.

    Cannot wait to see him as Gandalf again.

  • http://www.portmansource.com Sandra

    YES. Awesome.

  • Nina

    Wow thats great news. I´m so happy …can´t wait

  • smileylou

    great news! Really looking forward to the Hobbit movies.

  • gandalfking

    :( no more peter jackson?

  • http://myspace zanessfan!

    He was awesome in Lord of the rings!

  • black

    Damn it!

    He would have been PERFECT as Dumbledor.

    Perfect!

  • moi

    It would be a crime to make anyone else Gandalf, he owns that role! ..
    ..
    and I’m in ol’ Wellywood now so I will keep my eyes peeled for any Gandalf sightings ;)

  • moi

    @ #6, I think PJ is still going to have some involvment in it, can anyone confirm?

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