Ian McKelllen, "Gandalf More Powerful Than Magneto"

Ian McKelllen, "Gandalf More Powerful Than Magneto"

The actor behind The Hobbit's Gandalf the Grey and X-Men's Master of Magnetism, Magneto says his LOTR alter ego would come out on top in a fight with one of Marvel's most powerful mutants.


When asked if he ever thought of using his Magneto powers to take away the weapons from the goblins and orcs, Sir Ian McKellen said the thought never crossed his mind. “No, see, because you know Gandalf is more powerful than Magneto.” And when asked if he's saying Gandalf wins 2-out-of-3 or every time? “Yes, every time. The old guy will do it every time. He’s seven thousand years old. He knows it all.”

I have to disagree here, maybe Gandalf the White would have a chance but I have a hard time seeing Magneto lose to Gandalf the Grey, at the very least he'd get him once. Then again, Magneto did recently lose to Iron Man in Avengers vs X-Men so maybe he's not as powerful as we thought. What do you think? Sound off in the comments section below.

Catch McKellen in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey which opens in theaters December 14th. And feel free to eagerly speculate on the possibility to seeing McKellen come face to face with his younger self, Michael Fassbender in Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past July 18th, 2014.







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Running Time: 2 hrs 40 min
Release Date: December 14, 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of fantasy action violence and smoking
Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Elijah Wood, Cate Blanchett, Richard Armitage, Hugo Weaving and Orlando Bloom
Directed by: Peter Jackson.
Written by: J.R.R. Tolkien (novel), Fran Walsh (screenplay), Philippa Boyens (screenplay), Peter Jackson (screenplay), Guillermo del Toro (screenplay)

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Mark Julian
Member Since 6/8/2011
Filed Under "X-Men" 12/4/2012 Source: Colbert Report
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