Ian McKellen: Excited to Reprise Gandalf Role

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Great news, movie fans!

Ian McKellen will reprise the role of the Gandalf in the upcoming movies based on J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit.

Beloved filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is set to direct two films based on this book.

"Yes, it's true," McKellen said. "I spoke to Guillermo in the very room that Peter Jackson offered me the part and he confirmed that I would be reprising the role. Obviously, it's not a part that you turn down, I loved playing Gandalf."

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The actor added:

"But as to how it's going to work over two films and what's going to happen on screen, well Guillermo has not got down to working out the major details yet - I can tell you it's going to be amazing though."

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