Undoubtedly fueled by dozens of emails on the subject Sir Ian McKellen decided to update the e-post section on his website today. The main topic? Why the situation between Peter Jackson and New Line of course! McKellen states “It’s hard to imagine any other director matching his achievement in Tolkien country.” However, he is not too glum about the future: “We will have to await developments but being an optimist I am hoping that New Line, MGM and Wingnut can settle outstanding problems so that the long expected “Hobbit” is filmed sooner rather than later.” Read his full answer here!