It's the wedding of the year that every nerd wishes they could go to.
It's sometimes easy to forget the work that goes into creating CGI effects, but then you peel back the veil and it becomes powerfully evident.
We're just a few precious hours away from the midnight premiere of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit. But if the suspense is killing you, we have an intriguing new clip that should help tide you over.
Well, this is getting a little strange. Shortly after news made the rounds that Sir Ian McKellen is suffering from prostate cancer, a media rep for the actor has reached out to say those reports are apparently wrong.
When it comes to sci-fi and fantasy films, the legendary actor Sir Ian McKellen doesn't own just one career-defining role—he's notched two in the past decade. So who does he think would win if X-Men's Magneto and Lord of the Rings' Gandalf faced off?
For all the trailers we've seen in recent months, Warner Bros. has yet to drop an actual clip from Peter Jackson's eagerly anticipated The Hobbit—until now. Want to see how Bilbo got that glowing sword he'll eventually pass on to young Frodo?
Though he might be best known to the general public as Gandalf in Lord of the Rings, the great actor Ian McKellen is a classically trained thespian—and not a huge fan of working on CGI-heavy sci-fi and fantasy films. Turns out, he got so upset filming a FX scene for The Hobbit that he broke down in tears.
Making a film series like The Hobbit is a huge commitment. If you doubt it, just ask Ian McKellen, who briefly considered not returning to his role as Gandalf before realizing the reason why he had to return.
There is a pub in England called The Hobbit that's been around for about 20 years. Popular with with students—and, apparently, actors—The Hobbit serves drinks named after some of J.R.R. Tolkien's characters. And recently, they were told to change the name or shut their doors. Luckily, a pair of thespians working on The Hobbit stepped in.
Image of the Day: McKellen and Ford in t-shirts we wish were real