SciFi Wire got the chance to sit down with our favorite wizard and, while asking him about his current projects, squeezed out some more tidbits about the upcoming Hobbit films. He’s read the script and although he won’t give us details, here’s what he had to say:
As Peter has said, they loved writing Gandalf [for The Hobbit] because they knew who they were writing him for… There are a lot of characters in The Hobbit, including, crucially, Bilbo, and they don’t know who’s going to play Bilbo. So it’s extremely attractive that this part has been written for me. The other Gandalf was written for, well, just as Gandalf. There’s lots for me to enjoy, in all sorts of ways. And I couldn’t be happier. But I’m sworn to secrecy. I’m not to say anything at all about the script.
To read more of what Sir McKellen had to say, click here.