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The Return Of Gandalf

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Sir Ian McKellen has confirmed that he will be portraying Gandfalf in the new feature film adaptations of JRR Tolkein's The Hobbit.

There are two movies being planned.

The first will be released in 2010 and then the next in 2011.

The movies will be prequels to the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

McKellen stated, "Yes, it's true. It's not a part that you turn down. I loved playing Gandalf."

He adds, "As to how it's going to work over two films and what going to happen on screen, well Guillermo [the director] has not got down to working out the major details yet - I can tell you it's going to be amazing though."

The first movie is set to be the adaptation of The Hobbit. The second will be an original story which will focus on the 60 years between the book and the beginning of Lord of the Rings trilogy.

A new story?????

What do the diehard Tolkien fans think about THAT?????

[Image via WENN.]

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104 comments to “The Return Of Gandalf”

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  1. MissKelly says – reply to this


    101

    Why in the flying fuck are they righting new story when the Silmarillion is chock full of fabulous stories?! LAME LAME LAME UBERFUCKING LAME!!

  2. Becky S. says – reply to this


    102

    I'm reserving my judgment on the second movie until I see it. But in several interviews Tolkien envisioned his Middle Earth universe expanding. He wrote the beginnings of Children of Huron and other books like Farmer Giles of Ham. There's a lot more to his writings than LoTR, and if the director uses the broader view of Tolkien's work to create a movie…I'll love it.

  3. Van(Tokyo,Japan) says – reply to this


    103

    Yey! I am sooo happy. I love Gandalf! : )

  4. C. says – reply to this


    104

    YEAH!!

    Sir Ian Mckellen is the best actor of our time, and the hottest 60-something ever as well.

    AND he's out and proud, and a gay activist. I mean, who could ask for more, right?

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