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.
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.
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.