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    Default Report: Ian McKellen to reprise Gandalf role

    I can't see anyone else playing this part







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    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.
    The "Lord of the Rings" movies, based on the Tolkien book series of the same name, were extremely lucrative, grossing some $2.8 billion at theaters worldwide.
    "The Hobbit" is being produced by Peter Jackson, the director of the "Rings" movies, and is likely to be filmed in his home country of New Zealand next year.
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    A lot of characters could come back, even Hugo Weaving aka Elrond. Well have to see what the grand dictator has in store for us - have no doubts this is still Jacksons baby.

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    He's a star. I love him.

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    and he seems like a classy one at that.
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    I heart Sir Ian...hate LOTR.
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    Woohoo...I'm one very happy hobbit.....LOVE him as Gandalf!

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    Quote Originally Posted by greysfang View Post
    I heart Sir Ian...hate LOTR.
    disagree with you there, whatever beef I might have over Peter Jacksons greed he did a great job with Fellowship of the Ring, good with The Two Towers and Return of the King.

    Whatever people might feel about the cast in other movies they were chosen the best cast that year and they deserved it.

    Viggo was Aragorn, Liv was Arwen = even if they really didn't care for each other when the camera rolled they made you believe they were in love.

    Ian was a much better Gandalf than that XMan dude

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    Yay!

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