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Ian McKellan wants to play Gandalf in the Amazon Lord of the Rings series.

December 18th, 2017 by Marc Comments

Surely this is a no brainer?

We’ve reported already that Amazon are producing a Lord of the Rings TV series likely to take place before the movies and now it looks like Ian McKellan, Gandalf himself, wants to play the role in the series.

Surely this is the way forward? Imagine having him bookending each episode? It would be awesome and would be a great way to tie movies and TV series together, even if it was unofficial.

Speaking on the Graham Norton BBC Radio 2 show earlier this week the actor talked about the new series casting a new Gandalf: “What do you mean, another Gandalf?” asked McKellan.

“Are you suggesting that someone else is going to play it? Gandalf is over 7,000 years old, so I’m not too old.”

We’re not saying that we think this all happen, we’re just saying it could and SHOULD happen.

What say you all? Is the world ready for more Ian McKellan as Gandalf? Damn right it is…


Source: NME

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….