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Ian McKellen ‘The aim is to start filming in January’

September 11, 2010 at 7:25 am by Celeborn  - 

Ringer Kookie sends us this link to The Bolton News where Ian McKellen was promoting a new project, but also spoke briefly on The Hobbit films. Everyone’s favorite Gandalf confirms recent reports that the planned start of filming is January 2011.

FILMING on The Hobbit, the long-awaited prequel to The Lord of the Rings, should start in the new year, according to former Bolton School boy Sir Ian McKellen.

“The aim is to start filming in January,” he said.

Learn more about his new project through the following link. [Read More]

Posted in Casting Rumors, Hobbit Movie, Ian McKellen, Miscellaneous, Rumors Spy News on September 11, 2010 by Source: The Bolton News Ian McKellen ‘The aim is to start filming in January’ | Discuss
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9 responses to “Ian McKellen ‘The aim is to start filming in January’”

  1. Matt Hauger says:

    How much has McKellen aged in recent years? Will there be a continuity issue between Gandalf of the Hobbit and Gandalf the Grey of LOTR? Is the actor still spry enough for swordplay?

  2. It looks to me like Ian is attempting to not require prosthetic hair for the January filming!

  3. This means that if Guillermo del Toro had waited a few months… D: (Yes I’m still grieving over him. xD)

  4. Chaz Cramp says:

    Well this is great news I was in the lotr ten years ago I hope I get a part in the HOBBIT

  5. Jdc Hillbilly says:

    hes gettting old i wonder if it will affect the hobbit seeing as that originally takes place first chronologiclly and by many years

  6. Janetshort says:

    AWESOME, cannot wait…. then it will be a full LOTR weekend, close the drapes and lose yourself in middle earth:-) THANKS GUYS

  7. Kashifa says:

    i love lord of the rings and elijah wood.

  8. Kashifa says:

    i love u all

  9. Arwen_Fab_Arwen says:


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