With recent news of Amazon making a new Lord of the Rings adaptation, fans have already begun wondering who might play some of the iconic Tolkien characters sure to appear in the new show. However, Gandalf actor Ian McKellen would definitely like to be involved.
In an interview with the Graham Norton Show, Ian McKellen, who played Gandalf in the Peter Jackson films, said he absolutely would want to reprise his role in the upcoming series. When asked if he would be upset with another person playing Gandalf, he said:
“What do you mean, another Gandalf?”
Ian McKellen then went on to add that nothing is confirmed about his return to Middle Earth as he has yet to have been asked:
“I haven’t said yes because I haven’t been asked. But are you suggesting that someone else is going to play it? Gandalf is over 7000 years old, so I’m not too old.”
What do you think, would you like to see Ian McKellen reprise one of his most famous and iconic roles? Sound off in the comments below!
The new Lord of the Rings series has a multi-season commitment from Amazon Studios, who will be producing the series along the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins and New Line Cinema. Be sure to keep it tuned here to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest information on the Lord of the Rings series as we learn it!