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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.