Ian Mckellen is Gandolf!

by Joey Paur

Looks like Ian Mckellen will be be back to play the beloved Wizard Gandolf in The upcoming Hobbit movie. I could never imagine anyone else taking on this role, so I am so relieved to hear that the process of him coming back to reprise his role is moving forward.

Ian McKellen will again take up the robes of Gandalf the Wizard in the cinematic adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy classic "The Hobbit" a British film magazine reported Wednesday.

But McKellen's publicist warned that final arrangements were yet to be made.

"Of course he wants to do it, but nothing's been agreed or signed," Clair Dobbs said.Empire magazine's Web site quoted McKellen as saying that director Guillermo del Toro told him he would again be playing the white-haired wizard.


"He confirmed that I would be reprising the role," the magazine quoted McKellen as saying. "Obviously, it's not a part that you turn down, I loved playing Gandalf."

McKellen's sonorous interpretation of Gandalf in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy delighted fans and critics, earning him an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor.

The 68-year-old British actor previously told The Associated Press that he would hate to see anyone else play the role.

I don't care if nothing has been signed yet. If Ian is going around telling everyone that he is going take on the role of gandolf again, then damnit! he is going to play Gandolf again! He wants to! he said so!

-Dr. Venkman

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