Sir Ian McKellen Would Love To Play Gandalf Again In The Lord of the Rings TV Show

Sir Ian McKellen famously played the wizard of Gandalf six times in both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.

Now it sounds like he wants to take the character to the small screen in the newly announced TV show that is being produced by Amazon.

As reported by NME, Sir Ian McKellen expressed interest in reprising the role of Gandalf in the TV show when he was being interviewed by BBC's Graham Norton.

It sounds like he doesn't want a new actor from taking the role just yet as you can see from his comments down below.

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

That said, the direction of the TV show could be different as it could focus on different characters.

Things are still on the planning phases, but it's unlikely the TV show will just recycle the same storyline we already saw on the big screen.

The TV show is a new direction since Peter Jackson is not involved in it whatsoever.

Much like Star Wars, the entertainment industry wants the TV show so a new generation of kids can appreciate the characters and worlds of Middle-earth.

The franchise is already kept alive thanks to video games with Shadow of Mordor and Shadow of War. This new TV show could be great if they are able to commit to the source material properly and don't butcher anything.

Anyway, would you like to see Sir Ian McKellen back as Gandalf or do you want the TV series to focus on newer characters we've never seen before instead?

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