Ian McKellen Has The Perfect Actor In Mind To Play Gandalf In Amazon's LORD OF THE RINGS Show: Himself!

Ian McKellen Has The Perfect Actor In Mind To Play Gandalf In Amazon's LORD OF THE RINGS Show: Himself!

In Sir Ian McKellen's mind, there is only one Gandalf, and that is him. The actor was recently asked for his take on Amazon's upcoming LOTR series, and you can read what he had to say about the role below.

Sir Ian McKellen apparently isn't done playing the legendary wizard Gandalf quite yet. With a new Lord of the Rings television series in production at Amazon, McKellen, who appeared on Graham Norton's BBC Radio 2 show, was asked if it was going to be annoying to have another Gandalf around.

The Academy Award-nominated star made it quite clear that there is only one Gandalf.

“What do you mean, another Gandalf?” he responded. “I haven’t said yes because I haven’t been asked. But are you suggesting that someone else is going to play it? Gandalf is over 7000 years old, so I’m not too old.”

Amazon's TV series won't be a re-adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's LOTR novels, but will instead focus on "unexplored stories" from Middle-Earth. How big of a role Gandalf will play in the series remains to be seen, but it's good to know Ian McKellen is down to return if needed.
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