British actor Sir Ian McKellen has been working in the acting industry for so long now that he has played some of the best characters to ever appear in Hollywood, showing time and again what a hugely talented actor he is. With that said, one of the biggest and best roles he has ever played would have to be Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit movies.
It was revealed a while ago that Amazon were going to bring us a new Lord of the Rings series, which will most likely see a recasting of the characters we have already become familiar with on the big screen. That means that we are likely to see a new actor taking over from Ian McKellen in the role of Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings series, although Ian has insisted that he would love to reprise the role once again.
McKellen was a guest on the Graham Norton Radio 2 show, when the presenter asked him about there being another Gandalf, to which he replied, "What do you mean, another Gandalf? I haven’t said yes because I haven’t been asked. But are you suggesting that someone else is going to play it? Gandalf is over 7000 years old, so I’m not too old."
We do not know a huge amount about what to expect from the new Amazon Lord of the Rings series, although it has been claimed that it is not going to remake or reboot what the movies and the books gave us but will instead take us on a new adventure within that world. As for Gandalf, we have no idea just how much he will have to do with this new Lord of the Rings series but we look forward to seeing who will actually be cast in the role.