It’s a wrap for Gandalf: Ian McKellen Completes Filming for ‘The Hobbit 3’
Peter Jackson has shared a photo on his official Facebook page this morning revealing that Ian McKellen is now finished with his role as Gandalf!
“Seconds ago we finished our last shot with Gandalf,” wrote Jackson. “The end of an incredible adventure that began in 1999. I’m feeling very sad right now.”
He attached the following photo which depicts Jackson and McKellen arm-in-arm:
Jackson seems quite confident that this will be his last time shooting a J.R.R. Tolkien movie despite the fact that there is more material to be adapted. Earlier this year he explicitly told fans that they were filming pick ups for The Hobbit which would be the last time he ever shoots in Tolkien’s worlds.
Fans have been hoping that Jackson and Warner Bros. would obtain the rights to Tolkien’s The Silmarillion, but there’s no news on that front yet.
The second film in The Hobbit trilogy, The Desolation of Smaug, opens in theaters on December 14. The final film, There and Back Again, hits theaters December 13, 2014.
The series stars Martin Freeman in the role of Bilbo Baggins.
Posted on June 28, 2013, in Film News and tagged an unexpected journey, bilbo baggins, films, ian mckellan, Ian McKellen, j.r.r tolkien, jrr tolkien, Martin Freeman, movies, peter jackson, smaug, the desolation of smaug, the hobbit, the hobbit: an unexpected journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the hobbit: There and Back again, the silmarillion, there and back again, warner bros., warner brothers. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.