Gandalf Returns

Hurray! Gandalf’s back! I’m sure by now you know that The Hobbit will be made into a movie. Peter Jackson will be somewhat attached to the project, but he won’t be directing. However, Jackson handpicked Guillermo del Toro to take the reins. Here’s the odd thing though: they will be making two movies. The first one will be the actual story of The Hobbit, and the second one will fill in the time between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. This I am opposed to. I’m excitedly waiting for The Hobbit, but I see no reason whatsoever for a movie that fills in the blanks between the books. It probably wil be rooted in some of Tolkien’s appendix work, but still: there’s no need for it. But we’ll see; maybe it will be enjoyable.

But to get on to the real topic of this post. Sir Ian McKellen, who played Gandalf in the three Lord of the Rings movies, will be reprising his role as the lovable wizard. It will be interesting to see him only in the Gandalf the Grey character, as he was Gandalf the White for two-thirds of the Lord of the Rings movies. Not to mention that Lord of the Rings movie marathons will take longer than they do now with the added movies! It’ll be neat to watch The Hobbit and then the Lord of the Rings.

Production slated to start in 2009, with the release of the first movie in 2010 and the second in 2011.


2 Responses to “Gandalf Returns”

  1. 1 kt
    May 6, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    That sounds interesting. I really can’t wait for The Hobbit to come out! What do you think the plot will be for the in-between movie?

  2. May 6, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    it’ll be taken from various sources, probably some stories filled in by Bilbo in The Lord of the Rings and some taken from the appendixes.

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