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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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10 Comments

# 1

Sir Ian is a class act. I love him!

# 2

Sir Ian is brilliant.

Cannot wait to see him as Gandalf again.

# 4

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

# 5

great news! Really looking forward to the Hobbit movies.

# 6
gandalfking @ 04/30/2008 at 2:36 pm

:( no more peter jackson?

# 7

He was awesome in Lord of the rings!

# 8

Damn it!

He would have been PERFECT as Dumbledor.

Perfect!

# 9

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 ;)

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

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