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Why Neil Gaiman thinks Ian McKellan shouldn't be the next Doctor
Jun 6, 2013

With the floodgates open for speculation about the 12th Doctor, occasional Who writer Neil Gaiman has a few thoughts on who shouldn’t take over the TARDIS.

Why Ian McKellen almost didn't return as Gandalf for The Hobbit
Dec 17, 2012

When Peter Jackson set about putting the band back together for his Lord of the Rings prequel trilogy The Hobbit, he succeeded in luring back all the big names from the original. But it turns out one of the biggest stars almost didn't come back for the reunion tour.

Two more dwarves cast in The Hobbit—but what about Gandalf?
Dec 14, 2012

There's a new Dwarf in Middle-earth and his name is James Nesbitt. The actor, who'd been rumored for a role in Peter Jackson's upcoming The Hobbit movies, was just confirmed as being cast. But not all Hobbit news today is good, because Sir Ian Mckellen says that he's NOT yet under contract to return.

Ian McKellan's hilarious re-enactment of LOTR's Balrog scene
Dec 14, 2012

When Sir Ian McKellen attended the Savannah Film Festival, he gave the audience a behind-the-scenes taste of what it had REALLY been like to film the famous Bridge of Khazad-Dum sequence from Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring. Until now, we never suspected the creation of such a tense scene could actually be FUNNY.

McKellan talks The Hobbit and X-Men Origins: Magneto
Dec 14, 2012

We catch up with Ian McKellan about his proposed prequel films The Hobbit and Magneto.

New details revealed about AMC's re-imagined The Prisoner
Dec 14, 2012

AMC's The Prisoner will re-imagine the cult 1967 original series.