"Gandalf" Dishes on The Hobbit
Ian Mckellen says he has already read the script
Sir Ian Mckellen (Gandalf) says that he has already read the script and likes it.
"As Peter has said, they loved writing Gandalf [for The Hobbit] because they knew who they were writing him for," McKellen told us exclusively in an interview last week while promoting AMC's The Prisoner. "There are a lot of characters in The Hobbit, including, crucially, Bilbo, and they don't know who's going to play Bilbo. So it's extremely attractive that this part has been written for me. The other Gandalf was written for, well, just as Gandalf. There's lots for me to enjoy, in all sorts of ways. And I couldn't be happier. But I'm sworn to secrecy. I'm not to say anything at all about the script...And I think the script, because I have read it, plays very much to Guillermo's strengths, as I've seen them. I have seen his other movies, and people act very well in them. So I think it's all fine. And Peter will always be there."
So what do you think. Is this good news? Are we one step closer to The Hobbit? Who will star as Bilbo Bagins? Discuss it all and more below.
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