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Gandalf Without Ian McKellen

Could you imagine it?  It is hard to even think of anyone else wearing those white or gray robes and uttering the wizard spells with such force as does Ian McKellen.  However, it was a close reality when The Hobbit movies were first being discussed.  Sir Ian was reluctant to return to Middle Earth and […]

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muppet frontman bret mckenzie talks about a hobbit musical

Bret McKenzie, head of music for The Muppets movie, appeared in The Lord of The Rings movies with ensemble roles. For The Hobbit, he will playing Lindir, a Rivendell elf. He states some of the funnier parts of working on set, as well as a possible musical version of The Hobbit. “This time because I […]

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Set Pictures and Thoughts From Ian Mckellen

Yesterday, Hobbit fans were blessed with a gift from Peter Jackson, which was a 10 minute behind the scenes video of The Hobbit set, with Peter Jackson himself hosting it.  Just that glimpse brought back those old familiar feelings when he first took us to Middle Earth with Lord of the Rings. Jackson isn’t the […]

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Ian Mckellen Reunites With Gandalf

Hobbit production continues to move forward with proof from our latest post showing leaked production pictures that TheOneRing.net showed to the world. In addition to that, Ian Mckellen has once again started blogging about his reunion with Gandalf and what it has been like.  It’s amazing to think that there was a slight possibility that […]

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Ian Mckellen Describes Hobbit in 3D

There has been a lot of debate of whether or not it is a good or bad decision to shoot the new Hobbit movies in 3D, as there are many who feel that 3D changes the authenticity of a film.  Contrary to this, there are many who believe that witnessing the Hobbit in 3D will […]

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Radio Interview With Ian Mckellen & Sylvester McCoy

Bruce Hopkins, who played Gamling in The Lord of the Rings, contacted us and was nice enough to share a radio show he had with Sir Ian Mckellen and Sylvester McCoy in 2007.  In fact, the group was not planning to be on the show that night and there is a funny story that tells […]

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Ian Mckellen and Elijah Wood Talk About Hobbit Roles

Well, the Hobbit cast continues to expand as Peter Jackson is clearly planning to try an integrate a smooth transition from The Hobbit movies into The Lord of the Rings series.  It is for this reason that Jackson is bringing back much of the original cast for cameo roles in the new films.  Yet to […]

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McKellen Near Hobbit Signing and Hobbit Firings

We have heard that sources are claiming that an official signing of Ian McKellen to the role of Gandalf should be completed shortly.  Tolkien fans around the world gasped when they saw that Sir Ian McKellen’s name was not listed as the “official casted” members who were signed to be in the Hobbit.  This was […]

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Ian Mckellen Still “Not Signed” on as Gandalf for Hobbit

Just when everyone thought that conflict was in the past regarding The Hobbit…Think again.  At least, that is what Ian Mckellen is saying.  Of course we all know Mckellen as the role of the popular Gandalf from Lord of the Rings and it is hard to imagine anyone else playing that role.  However, in a […]

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Ian McKellen says Big Hobbit Announcement is “Imminent”

Unsettling nerves continues to surface among Tolkien fans around the world as no official update has been given regarding the future of the project.  To make things worse, it was officially announced that MGM has cancelled the production of the next James Bond movie which was the other big blockbuster that they were clinging to […]

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