Ian McKellen Would Return As Gandalf For The ‘Lord Of The Rings’ TV Series

There can be only one person to play Gandalf, and that is Sir Ian McKellen.


With Amazon currently well under way in developing their multi-season Lord of the Rings TV series in an attempt to fill the gap left by Game of Thrones, Sir Ian McKellen has spoken out about the show, and how he would happily return to his role of Gandalf again.

The 78 year old actor is well known for his portrayal of Gandalf in the ‘Lord Of The Rings’ trilogy and, in a recent interview he stated that given the opportunity, he would return to his character. When asked by Digital Spy about the prospect of a new Gandalf, McKellen jokingly replied: “What do you mean, another Gandalf?”

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Read what he said in full below:

 “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.”

Reports suggest that Amazon could be investing a total of $1 Billion into the TV show, you read that right – A $1,000,000,000 TV show. This includes absolutely everything involved.

Could there be anyone else to play Gandalf? Would you welcome a new actor to play him?

Thoughts? Leave a comment below!



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