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Ian McKellen And Patrick Stewart Haven't Been Approached For X-Men: Apocalypse
There have been precious few X-Men movies without these two gems since the franchise launched. Though what we are hearing about Apocalypse is that it will be a traditional sequel to First Class, with a heavy emphasis on McAvoy and Fassbender.
Ian McKellen Meets Gandalf In Sesame Street's Upcoming Lord Of The Crumbs Parody
It isn’t shocking that they’ll be going for a J.R.R. Tolkien reference, given The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is coming out on Friday, but I wonder why they didn’t just come up with something to go along with that movie. Maybe Oscar will make a smog joke, or there will be a bunch of people hiding inside of barrels. Am I trying to start Sesame Street rumors? Maybe.
Ian McKellen Will Play A Retired Sherlock Holmes For Fifth Estate Director Bill Condon
At some point we're going to have to cry uncle and admit that there are too many Sherlock Holmeses running around in pop culture right now… but I think we can make room for Ian McKellen in the meantime. At the Toronto Film Festival director Bill Condon announced, via Deadline, that he will direct McKellen in A Slight Trick Of The Mind, in which McKellen will play a retired Sherlock Holmes still haunted by a case from 50 years in the past
Sir Ian McKellen Finishes Filming The Hobbit And Says Goodbye To Gandalf
For McKellen this is the end of an adventure that began 14-years-ago. It was October of 1999 when Ian first stepped on to the Lord of the Rings set to film his first scenes in the acclaimed trilogy. It’s unlikely he would have predicted he’d still be playing the character of Gandalf, in yet another trilogy, all the way into 2013.
See Peter Jackson And Ian McKellen Back On Set For The Hobbit
"Back on set for our last Hobbit pick ups. Our last ever Tolkien pick ups, in fact. It's going to be an intense few weeks, but we're looking forward to shooting some powerful scenes with our great cast. Our next blog is coming soon!"
X-Men: Days Of Future Past Might Be Eyeing 3D And 48 FPS
While doing Hobbit press, McKellen said Singer attended the premiere with James Cameron and was very impressed with the technology Jackson used to make the vision come to life. So much so that he might use 3D and 48 fps for Days of Future Past.
X-Men: Days Of Future Past Bringing Back Patrick Stewart And Ian McKellen
Bryan Singer shared that Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen would be in the planned film, reprising their roles as Prof. X and Magneto. The two played these parts in Singer’s first two X-Men movies, as well as Brett Ratner’s X-Men: The Last Stand (where Stewart’s Xavier actually died … sort of).
Ian McKellen Explores The Lighter Side Of Gandalf On The Set Of The Hobbit
It’s hard to even fathom the idea of Peter Jackson making The Hobbit without Ian McKellen. Beyond the fact that Gandalf plays an incredibly important role in J.R.R. Tolkien’s first novel, McKellen’s performance in the The Lord of the Rings trilogy was nothing short of iconic and he was a major part of what made the movies so iconic.
Pub Named After The Hobbit Ordered To Change Its Name
“I can’t fight Hollywood,” the owner told the BBC, and therefore must remove all Hobbit references, including the pub’s name, which has been in place for more than 20 years. Roberts’ establishment sells cocktails named after Frodo and Gandalf. She also put Elijah Woods’ likeness on the pub’s customer loyalty card.
Two New Images Of Bilbo And Gandalf In The Hobbit Look Awfully Familiar
The good news is that the images accompany a long article in Empire, including a set visit and a conversation with Peter Jackson, who somewhat alarmingly tells them "I'm exactly the same filmmaker I was ten years ago." Wait, so the experience of seeing the Lord of the Rings films become massive hits
Ian McKellen, Judi Dench And Gillian Anderson Will Fend Off Zombies In The Curse Of The Buxom Strumpet
It's set in a small British seaside town where the residents are struck down with a "deadly illness," which all the conspiracy theorists know is just code for "zombie outbreak." The article says they plan to start shooting the film in Scotland later this year
Ian McKellen Tweets From The Hobbit Set: Even Wizards Wear 3D Glasses
You see with The Hobbit shooting in 3D you have to don the glasses just to look at the dailies, so at some point Bilbo and all the dwarves will probably put the shades on too; McKellen is just the only one awesome enough to tweet it
Orlando Bloom Still Not Quite Signed On For The Hobbit
The Hobbit has been a clever beast to tame and it continues to be as Peter Jackson attempts to bridge the gap between his upcoming film and the
Gandalf Speaks: Ian McKellen On Returning To Middle Earth And Why It's Taken Him So Long
With the announcement today that Sir Ian McKellen had at last agreed to return as Gandalf for Peter Jackson’s upcoming Lord
It's Official: Ian McKellen Set To Return As Gandalf In The Hobbit
It’s nothing but good news today for Lord of the Rings fans. Peter Jackson’s adaptation of The Hobbit has finally gotten around to locking up its cast. The last and arguably biggest piece has just