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10 Times Patrick Stewart & Sir Ian McKellen Were The Best-Best Friends EVER!

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We know you think you and your BFF are pretty tight or whatever, but you guys got NOTHIN on these two!!

In case you didn't know, Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen have been spending an awful lot of time together, and not just because they're right now starring in Waiting For Godot and No Man's Land together on stage!

In fact, from what we can tell they basically just spend most of their time wandering around New York together, taking hilariously awesome pictures!

Whether they're celebrating a holiday together or simply taking a stroll through Coney Island, these two besties have a bromance that is truly unparalleled!

CLICK HERE to see 10 Times Patrick Stewart And Sir Ian McKellen Were The Best Best Friends EVER!

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CLICK HERE to see 10 Times Patrick Stewart And Sir Ian McKellen Were The Best Best Friends EVER!

CLICK HERE to see 10 Times Patrick Stewart And Sir Ian McKellen Were The Best Best Friends EVER!

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Ian McKellen Gets His Blog On, Talks Hobbit

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For SUCH a long time, we were anxiously awaiting confirmation on Ian McKellen's involvement in The Hobbit films.

Now, Ian is confirmed to return as Gandalf, and he's decided to take to his blog to tell us why it took so long for him to get officially attached to the project.

Here's what he had to say blog about it:

All I had to decide was what to do with the time that is given me.

I’m 71 and fit: though at my age who knows what accident is ’round the next corner? For a year or more, I have been arranging my professional commitments around the possibility of The Hobbit films starting at almost anytime. We brought the Waiting for Godot tour of Australia to New Zealand early 2010, assuming I would stay on to start shooting soon after. Then there was yet another delay: but in Wellington I met with Guillermo del Toro and later read his script for Part One, written with the LOTR writing team. It was true to the style, the fun and the romance of the trilogy.

When Peter Jackson, already producing, resumed the director’s chair, he kept me in touch with developments. A second screenplay was sent over, on the understanding that I would not talk about what I read in it.

After the ruckus over trade union expectations and unlikely rumours of filming outside New Zealand, suddenly crucial casting was announced, plus a start date in February 2011. Martin Freeman as Bilbo sounds perfect. As my agent continued to negotiate with Warner Brothers, I kept wondering was Gandalf what I most wanted to do, more than a new play for instance or indeed a new part? Sequels aren’t necessarily as rewarding to act in as their originals.

Could I let Gandalf go? Would anyone else care if I did? Elsewhere, does anyone care that Michael Gambon was not the first to play Dumbledore?

The deciding negotiation was not about money but about dates. Gandalf is needed on set over the next 18 months but with sizeable breaks when I can work on other projects. My worry that I could not easily escape from Middle Earth was lifted.

I am happy to say I start filming in Wellington on February 21 2011.

–Ian McKellen, London, January 2011

Your energy and passion for your craft at 71-years-old is an inspiration, Ian.

We're very happy to have U back!

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Ian McKellan Dropping Out Of The Hobbit?

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If they don't figure all of their shiz out, this movie is going to implode in on itself!

Production of The Hobbit, the prequel to The Lord of the Rings films, has pretty much been troubled since day one, but now we're hearing news that Sir Ian McKellen may put the final nail in the coffin - by dropping out as Gandalf!

He reveals:

"Well I'm not under contract and my time is running out and I'm enjoying working in the theatre and frankly, I would like to race after doing 'Waiting For Godot,' get on with doing another play but we'll have to see. I don't give the producers the impression that I'm sitting waiting. What it will be I genuinely don't know. It'll either be, we're going ahead or we're not."

Sounds like he's just as fed up as everyone else with this mess of a movie!

Understandably so! We'd be over it, too!

Thoughts??

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