Ian McKellen Still Not Signed On To Play Gandalf

With all the recent casting announcements you would think Peter Jackson would lock down the only cast member to return to Middle Earth from the 'Lord Of The Rings' trilogy other then Gollum!

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By jman1977 - 11/2/2010


This from Broadwayworld.com:

"PC: Are you involved in THE HOBBIT?

IM: I am not under contract, no.

PC: Have you had any meetings?

IM: I'm not going to say any more than that because it might complicate things! So, I would say - at the moment - no, I am not under contract.

PC: Is it OK for me to then take that as a "Yes" with a "but..."?

IM: Laughs. I'm not saying any more than what I've said! Laughs."

Make it happen already. Peter Jackson needs Ian to help bridge the gap between the 'Lord Of The Rings' and 'The Hobbit'. Could 'The Hobbit' work with out Ian McKellen? No, I don't think that it could.

Peter Jackson get off your duff and get Ian McKellen signed now!

'The Hobbit' currently stars James Nesbitt, newcomer Adam Brown, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage (Captain America: The First Avenger), Aidan Turner (Being Human), Rob Kazinsky (EastEnders), Graham McTavish (Secretariat), John Callen (TV’s Power Rangers Jungle Fury), Stephen Hunter (All Saints), Mark Hadlow (King Kong), Peter Hambleton (The Strip)and Andy Serkis as Gollum.
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selinakyle - 11/2/2010, 8:56 AM
marvel72 - 11/2/2010, 8:58 AM
sir ian mckellen is the only man who can play gandalf,just sign him.

nuff said.
IrfonW - 11/2/2010, 9:44 AM
He's in it. the union stuff stopped them being able to send contracts and shit. We'll know all the cast in the next few weeks. As they make it official.
IrfonW - 11/2/2010, 9:46 AM
and your article forgot about Elrond.
repulse93 - 11/2/2010, 9:55 AM
Yeah, he'll probably be announced in the coming weeks.
naterator - 11/2/2010, 10:01 AM
lets not forget ELROND.... that would be silly. ELROND, GANDALF, GOLLUM, and SARUMAN. if not it wont be as epic as the rest of the LOTR trilogy. rather a EPIC FAIL.
GrayFox1025 - 11/2/2010, 10:10 AM
theres no way he wouldn't be in it, that'd be just plain and stupid to not have him. besides he himself said he loves to be gandalf and would be happy to do it again so like irfonW said, the union screwed things up but hell be in the hobbit
juggy4711 - 11/2/2010, 10:39 AM
I wonder if he's allowed more dead male hookers than Ben Afleck is female?
Fracture - 11/2/2010, 10:54 AM
The Hobbit: Middle of the Earth
Conaan - 11/2/2010, 11:40 AM
No one could ever possibly do Gandalf as well as McKellen. wow... that sort of makes my interest wane some. His performance in LOTR is one of my all time favorite's for film.
LucasMend - 11/9/2010, 10:57 AM
Argh McKellen just sign in fast and make us fans happy.

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