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Sir Ian McKellen to reprise his role as Gandalf in “The Hobbit”

January 10, 2011 at 7:29 pm by Altaira  - 

More fantastic news for Hobbit fans! The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Sir Ian McKellen will reprise his role as Gandalf the Grey in the upcoming Hobbit movies: Ian McKellen has signed on to return as wizard Gandalf in The Hobbit, the two-pic adaptation of the J.R.R. Tolkien novel being directed by Peter Jackson. The dealmaking on Hobbit for a slew of Jackson veterans from his Lord of the Rings trilogy has been coming fast and furious and comes on the heels of  Andy Serkis finally inking his deal to reprise Gollum.  Read More…

Update: Sir Ian’s comments – “For a year or more, I have been arranging my professional commitments around the possibility of The Hobbit films starting at almost anytime.” Read more at

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13 responses to “Sir Ian McKellen to reprise his role as Gandalf in “The Hobbit””

  1. Feryl says:

    It’s all starting to finally come together now! A decade after “The Two Towers” was released in theaters, we should in for the beginning of a masterful prequel.

  2. Rtambree says:

    yey -’bout time

  3. Tauriel says:

    ABOUT ****ING TIME. Awesome news! 😀

  4. Redwallcluny says:

    Sadly, if he *hadn’t* been Gandalf, even a Ringer like myself wouldn’t have gone to see it

  5. Kirk Crider says:

    Amazing News! Hope those fans out there don’t start complaining about how he looks older than in LOTR as some did about Sean Astins varying weights throughout the trilogy.

  6. Smonocco says:

    How could anyone else play him?

  7. It’s about frakin time!

  8. Hobbit-feet says:

    whoohooo! Go Gandalf!

  9. Hobbit-feet says:

    whoohooo! Go Gandalf!

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