Sir Ian McKellen Done With Gandalf? | Film News
Alas, it’s true! According to recent reports, the national treasure that is Sir Ian McKellen is ready to hand in his cloak as the great wizard Gandalf… literally. Whilst making an appearance on Larry King, McKellen confirmed we won’t be seeing him in Middle Earth again. Despite appearing in countless productions, on stage and off, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies were undisputedly McKellen’s most memorable and lovable roles to date.
Unfortunately, to many this won’t come as a great surprise after the completion of the relatively lackluster Hobbit films, even McKellen agrees “we’ve run out of material here”. Nevertheless, for many people Sir Ian McKellen’s portrayal of Gandalf was a staple in their childhood. Who knows whether someone will attempt to remake the Middle Earth films some 30 years down the line? But what’s for sure is that McKellen has certainly left some big shoes to fill…