News keeps getting better by the day.
Gandalf gives the straight dope.
I missed my calling. I should be in casting.
Those are amazing special effects!
I’m digging these positions much more.
Get your first look at Bilbo and check Gandalf’s sexy new look.
And no, one of them is not ‘The Squeakquel”
Along with a cast of really polite zombies.
Bret McKenzie is playing the elf of choice for people who aren’t into mainstream elves like Turgon (so overrated).
‘Hobbit’ set preview: Gandalf The Well-Bearded had some kind words for the third, headache inducing dimension, as well as leading man Martin Freeman.
Ian McKellen was very close to not reprising the role of Gandalf in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit films. His reasoning? All old British dudes are pretty much the same.
Despite the fact that production for Peter Jackson’s two-part prequel, The Hobbit, is now under way, there has been no confirmation that the actor will reprise his iconic role. However, a recently updated page on McKellen’s official website seems to indicate that he will be appearing in the film.
It's good to know that some forward momentum is being made on The Hobbit despite the labor disputes that are tripping up the film's location. The first round of casting has been announced and you're going to be psyched. But only if you're knowledgeable about British television. Here's who we got so far:
Martin Freeman (UK "The Office") as Bilbo Baggins
Richard Armitage ("Spooks") as Thorin Oakenshield, Dwarf leader
Aidan Turner ("Being Human") as Kili
Rob Kazinsky ("EastEnders") as Fili
Graham McTavish (Secretariat) as Dwalin
John Callen ("Power Rangers Jungle Fury") as Oin
Stephen Hunter ("All Saints") as Bombur
Mark Hadlow (King Kong) as Dori
Peter Hambleton ("The Strip") as Gloin
Ian McKellan and Andy Serkis have not been confirmed to return, but that announcement is expected. Stephen Fry, Saoirse Ronan, Bill Nighy, James Nesbitt, and David Tennant are all also rumored to be up for parts. But I think the biggest news to come out of this is that there's a show called "Power Rangers Jungle Fury" and it actually lead to someone getting more work. (Deadline)
Good news for people who dislike Jews, homosexuals, acclaimed British actors, and magnets. Bad news for the rest of us. X-Men Origins: Magneto probably ain't gonna happen.
During an interview with Crave Online, Producer Lauren Shuler Donner confirmed that hope for a freestanding Magneto film is all but gone, and that the origin story of the character will be folded into Bryan Singer's X-Men: First Class.
"You know, there’s internal discussions but probably not. It kind of got incorporated into (X-Men: First Class), a lot of it.”
While the fact that Magneto's origin will be covered by First Class might appease some, Ian McKellen fans are, as /Film put it, "shit out of luck."
Gandalf don't play that. Today California, tomorrow The Shire.
With every passing day, it becomes increasingly likely that MGM's no money-induced mo' problems will doom The Hobbit to development hell. Now, at the risk of losing Gandalf the Grey, it's time for MGM to take a lush, sprawling, epic sh*t or get off the high fantasy pot. Sidenote: Led Zeppelin would not be half as successful without high fantasy pot.Sir Ian McKellan sat down with New Zealand's Good Morning show to discuss how he may be out this bitch:"Well, I’m not under contract and my time is running out and I’m enjoying working in the theater and frankly, I would like to race after doing 'Waiting For Godot,' get on with doing another play but we’ll have to see. I don’t give the producers the impression that I’m sitting waiting." Yikes. Looks like a decision needs to be made sooner than later. There's plenty of septugenarians willing to wear a robe and yell incoherent words. But Sir Ian McKellan is the one least likely to bite the 1st Assistant Director. (via Bleeding Cool)CHECK OUT SIR IAN'S INTERVIEW AFTER THE JUMP IN CASE YOU DON'T TAKE MY WORD AT FACE VALUE. IF THAT'S SO, WE NEED TO WORK ON US…
The Prisoner Trailer – Watch more Funny Videos Jesus and Magneto star in the new AMC six-part miniseries, "The Prisoner," which premieres on Sunday, November 15th @ 8pm ET/PT and airs in two-hour blocks over three consecutive nights. We don't want to give too much away from this mysterious remake, so here's the basic setup: a man known as Six (Jim Caviezel) finds himself trapped in a bizarre place called the "The Village" led by a man known as Two (Ian McKellen). Two holds the secrets of escape, and Six must defeat him — or else stay in The Village forever. Will Six escape? Or will Two do a wet version of his namesake all over Six's plans? Tune in to find out. Six times Two is Twelve, which is the number of links below minus One: How To Pull Off An Internet Hoax (HolyTaco) 20 Amazing Sports Fan Tattoos (TotalProSports) Why You Miss Summer (TheChive) 10 Weirdest Celebrity Japanese Commercials (SuperTremendous) Bella Swan Vs. The Scary Ethnic Wolves (FilmDrunk) Ten Most Generic Looking Hollywood Actresses (Pajiba) Octomom Has A Crush On Jon Gosselin (CelebJihad) The Scariest Movie Characters Under 5 Feet Tall (Unreality) A Woman's Perspective On Dutch Ovens (Asylum) Tim Tebow's Virginity Is Questioned (BustedCoverage) 17 Examples Of Cute Girls In Daisy Dukes (RegretfulMorning) The Droid Is An iPhone Killer (MadeMan) 25 Hottest Women In Motorsports (AllLeftTurns)
Network: AMCCast: Jim Caviezel, Ian McKellen Synopsis: An update to the cult favorite series from the 1960s about a government agent who is kidnapped and sent to a remote island known as "the Village".