Will Ian McKellen impress the audience with Gandalf character in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movie series, will he play a role in the Lord of the Rings TV adapted by Amazon? The master actor enlightened this topic in an interview.
Author J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings set in Middle Earth, created by Tolkien, was adapted to the cinema as three films by Peter Jackson in the early 2000s. Again J.R.R. The Hobbit book written by Tolkien was also adapted to the cinema as three films by Peter Jackson in the 2010s. British actor Ian McKellen gave life to Gandalf, one of the common characters of all these movies, and had great success.
The biggest question that comes to mind since Amazon announced that he would adapt the Lord of the Rings story to television, “Will there be Gandalf in the series?” It was the question. Different theories have been produced among the fans on this subject, since Amazon has not explained the character of Gandalf for a long time, not just the character of the series, but any actor. British actor Ian McKellen, who gave life to the character of Gandalf, clarified this issue in a program he participated on the BBC Radio 2 channel.
Will Ian MacKellen play?
Ian McKellen, who was admired by the world as Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films, was a guest on a BBC Radio 2 channel in the UK shortly after he announced that he would make a series by adapting the story of the Lord of the Rings to television. Of course, most of the questions were related to the Lord of the Rings series.
Ian MacKellen, a master actor in his 80s nowadays, will be annoying to see another Gandalf in the program, he answered his question with a humorous site. “I don’t think there will be another Gandalf, I haven’t received any offers yet, so I didn’t say yes or no,” McKellen said. Reminding that the character of Gandalf is over 7 thousand years old, McKellen had said “I am not too old to portray him yet.”
This statement by Ian McKellen excited all Middle-Earth fans for the Lord of the Rings series. It is unknown if Ian McKellen, who has signaled that he will accept the offer, will be accepted. There is no explanation for this subject yet by the producer of the series, Amazon.
Will there be Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings series, which will be much earlier than the main story?
As it is known, the Lord of the Rings series, adapted to television by Amazon, will be set in the Second Age of Middle Earth. In other words, we will watch a time period older than the time we watch in the movies. Although the character of Gandalf is 7 thousand years old, there is no Gandalf yet in the Second Age of Middle-earth.
Gandalf is one of the five Istariis sent to Middle Earth by the Valar against the Sauron threat in the Third Age of Middle-earth. Gandalf, sent to Valar by Valar with Saruman, Radagast, and Blue Sorcerers, will not appear if there is no surprise in the Lord of the Rings series.
Although not very well suited to the universe created by Tolkien, perhaps writers and producers can prepare a special surprise for fans of the movie series. If there is an episode about getting a glimpse from the Second Age to the Third Age, informing about the future or seeing the future, we can encounter the characters that are loved from the movie series like Gandalf. Of course, this possibility is only a fan theory for now.
Who is Ian McKellen who brought Gandalf to life?
Ian MacKellen has a successful acting career from the 1960s to the present, although the world has known him as Lord of the Rings and Gandalf in the Hobbit movie series and Magneto in the X-Men series. It was repeatedly awarded with Oscar, Tony, Golden Globe, Emmy award and many more prestigious awards as the aim of this successful career.
Born in England in 1939, Ian McKellen received the title of Commader, a British Imperial Order, in 1979. In 1990, he was declared a knight by the Queen of England and began to be called Sir Ian Murray McKellen.
Considered one of the most important figures of Shakespeare theater, McKellen is 81 years old and still continues to dust the theater scenes and cinema world with his acting performance.
Ian McKellen’s best films:
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (IMDb: 8.9)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (IMDb: 8.8)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (IMDb: 8.7)
Stardust (IMDb: 7.6)
X-Men (IMDb: 7.4)
X-Men 2 (IMDb: 7.4)
Gods and Monsters (IMDb: 7.4)
Richard III (IMDb: 7.4)
Rasputin (IMDb: 7.1)
X-Men: The Last Stand (IMDb: 6.7)
Apt Pupil (IMDb: 6.7)
The Da Vinci Code (IMDb: 6.6)
Last Action Hero (IMDb: 6.4)
The Shadow (IMDb: 6.1)
The Keep (IMDb: 5.8)
Ian McKellen, who conquers our hearts with the character of Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movie series, although he announced that he will accept this role if the offer comes, we still have a low chance of seeing the Gandalf character as of the date of the Lord of the Rings series. Do you want to see the Gandalf character in the Lord of the Rings series? You can share your ideas in the comments section.