Ian McKellen open to reprising Gandalf in ‘Lord of the Rings’ series

Ian McKellen open to reprising Gandalf in 'Lord of the Rings' series

Ian McKellen is open to reprising Gandalf within the forthcoming Lord of the Rings tv collection.

The 78-year-old actor, who performed the character in Peter Jackson’s movie trilogy and The Hobbit films, mentioned in an interview with BBC Radio 2 that he is “not too previous” to painting the wizard in Amazon’s adaptation.

Host Graham Norton requested McKellen if it was “annoying” there’ll “be one other Gandalf,” main the star to query, “What do you imply ‘one other Gandalf?'”

“I have not mentioned sure as a result of I have not been requested,” he mentioned. “Gandalf is 7,000 years previous so I am not too previous to play it.”

Amazon confirmed plans in November for a multi-season adaptation of The Lord of the Rings novels, which had been written by late writer J.R.R. Tolkien. The collection will discover new storylines set earlier than The Fellowship of the Rings.

“The Lord of the Rings is a cultural phenomenon that has captured the creativeness of generations of followers by means of literature and the large display screen,” Amazon Studios scripted collection head Sharon Tal Yguado mentioned. “We’re honored to be working with the Tolkien Property and Belief, HarperCollins and New Line on this thrilling collaboration for tv.”

Amazon has but to announce casting for the collection. Sean Astin, who performed Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, informed EW Radio in November that the present was an “intriguing” concept.

McKellen presently voices the demon in a West Finish manufacturing of The Exorcist, and is slated to star within the film Hamlet Revenant with Connie Nielsen.