Ian McKellen

That time Ian McKellen turned down $1.5 million to officiate a wedding as Gandalf
Aug 22, 2016

Apparently there are some things Ian McKellen won't do, not even for stupid amounts of money.

1st official look at Elijah Wood's return as Frodo in The Hobbit
Jul 4, 2015

It's hard to believe that The Hobbit : An Unexpected Journey will hit theatres in less than two months—and it's also hard to believe that almost 10 years have passed since we saw The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King in theaters. But what's really amazing is that Elijah Wood, who played our brave Hobbit, Frodo Baggins, has barely changed at all.

Two MAJOR original X-Men stars returning for Days of Future Past
Jul 4, 2015

There have been rumblings that some former X-Men cast members could return in the upcoming sequel Days of Future Past. Now we know for sure—and it seems Magneto and Xavier's battle will rage through a few generations this time around.

Ian McKellan's as shocked as you are about X-Men return
Jul 4, 2015

This week, Bryan Singer announced big news about X-Men: Days of Future Past—he confirmed that both Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart would appear in the upcoming sequel. And no one was as shocked about their return as the actors themselves.

McKellen's X-Men return not a done deal for Days of Future Past
Jul 4, 2015

Director Bryan Singer let the cat out of the bag recently by telling fans former X-Men stars Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen would be back for the upcoming Days of Future Past flick. All they need now is, you know, a contract and a script.

Sir Ian McKellen goes public with his multi-year cancer battle
Jul 4, 2015

At 73, Sir Ian McKellen is still an acting powerhouse. He's one of the most respected Thespians of his generation, and he's done everything from Shakespeare to mega-blockbusters like X-Men and, most recently, The Hobbit. But despite all his energy, the actor says he's battled prostate cancer for years.

McKellen's favorite Hobbit scene didn't even make it in the movie
Jul 4, 2015

After expanding The Hobbit from two films to a full trilogy, you'd think there wouldn't be much left for Peter Jackson to cut out for extended versions. Turns out he still shot too much, and a scene left on the cutting room floor was among Sir Ian McKellen's (Gandalf) favorites from the first installment. So what was it?

Image of the Day: A young Ian McKellen looking impossibly cool
Jul 4, 2015

Before he was Gandalf and before he was Magneto and before he was a knight, young Ian McKellen was STILL impossibly cool.

Did Patrick Stewart just confirm he and Ian McKellen won't be in X-Men: Apocalypse?
Jan 19, 2015

It’s a sad day for mutants and X-Men fans everywhere: Sir Patrick Stewart may have just confirmed that he and his pal Sir Ian McKellen won’t be X-Men: Apocalypse.

Original storyboards reveal a MAJOR death that was cut from X-Men 3
Dec 23, 2013

The 2006 finale in the X-Men trilogy took out almost half the cast by the time the credits rolled, but it turns out Last Stand had one more huge death scene that didn’t make the cut.

Watch fans go bonkers when Ian McKellen crashes a Hobbit screening
Dec 16, 2013

It’s awesome enough to get to see The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug this weekend, but what if Gandalf himself actually showed up to start things off right?

Ian McKellen meeting puppet Gandalf is exactly as amazing as you think it is
Dec 11, 2013

Sesame Street teaches the invaluable lesson -- How to pass someone politely.

What made Ian McKellen so upset he almost quit the Hobbit trilogy
Nov 19, 2013

While we get ready to see Ian McKellen’s Gandalf keep truckin’ in the latest Hobbit sequel next month, it turns out the award-winning actor almost bailed halfway through the film shoot.

Watch a guy dressed like Gandalf try to stop people from passing him
Oct 17, 2013

Remember that time Gandalf stood valiantly against the Balrog at the Bridge of Khazad-dûm? This is nothing like that.