Ian McKellen as Gandalf the GreyEmpire Magazine is reporting that Ian McKellen will indeed once again play the role of Gandalf the Grey for Peter Jackson (and Guillermo Del Toro’s) new Hobbit movies! Here’s the direct quote:
“Yes, it’s true. I spoke to Guillermo in the very room that Peter Jackson offered me the part, and he confirmed that I would be reprising the role. Obviously, it’s not a part that you turn down; I loved playing Gandalf.”
They also reported that Del Toro will be moving to New Zealand for the next 4 years in order to see the films through.