Well, that’s a wrap — or at least it is for Ian McKellen’s Gandalf on the Hobbit trilogy.
Director Peter Jackson has been keeping fans apprised on the lengthy shoot via hia Facebook page, and has now revealed a pic from McKellen’s final day of shooting. Of course, Gandalf is expected to appear in the remaining two Hobbit films, set for release later this year and in 2014, but McKellen’s scenes are apparently complete.
Jackson essentially called the wrap an end to an era, dating back almost 15 years to when they filmed the Lord of the Rings trilogy:
"Seconds ago we finished our last shot with Gandalf. The end of an incredible adventure that began in 1999. I'm feeling very sad right now."
Check out the pic above, which shows a sad Jackson and McKellen saying goodbye to one of the most iconic characters in modern fantasy.
Oh well ... at least we still have two more movies on the way in which to enjoy our favorite wizard. Factor in the extended editions that Jackson is surely prepping, and we should still have more than enough Gandalf to go around.
(Via Coming Soon)