Sir Ian McKellen Completes Filming on Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit'

June 28, 2013
Source: Facebook

The Hobbit

Right now director Peter Jackson is busy finishing up production on The Hobbit trilogy as the release of The Desolation of Smaug this winter inches closer and There and Back Again waits patiently to finish the adventure in 2014. Well, today one of the principal cast members finished filming and Peter Jackson felt it was necessary to commemorate the time Sir Ian McKellen spent on set as Gandalf with a farewell photo. After all, McKellen will have been Gandalf for six films when all is said and done, and may not end up playing the wizard again. Jackson said, "Seconds ago we finished our last shot with Gandalf. The end of an incredible adventure that began in 1999. I'm feeling very sad right now." See the photo below!

Here's the photo of Peter Jackson and Sir Ian McKellen on The Hobbit set, from the director's Facebook:

The Hobbit

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit… J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, being directed by Peter Jackson as three separate movies, is set in Middle-Earth 60 years before Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in a trilogy ten years ago. The films, with screenplays by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson, were shot consecutively in digital 3D using the latest cameras. The Hobbit follows the journey of Bilbo Baggins, played by Martin Freeman, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug lands in theaters in 3D & 48FPS on December 13th.

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  • Mill
    it wont be the last one that he does tho, so dont worry. he'll be back, i guarantee it
    • Mill
      i meant in another biblo movie
      • Steven
        What else is Bilbo in ???
        • Sky
          Yo Mama, OOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
          • Hattori Hanzo
            Good one! LMAO Steven you walked into that one right up to his ears!
        • Mill
          they could make any sequel. call it "biblos new adventure", they will if they make money
          • Steven
            I very much doubt it
          • Mill
            trust me
          • Steven
            LotR and the Hobbit are primarily sold to the fans of the books and their children, they will not see anything not 'cannon'
          • Mill
            you dont have to say its really part of the series, you could even call him "gannald" or something but get ian mckellen back with a wink 😉 it'll be back
          • commenter
            no they wont
  • OfficialJab
    Not really related, but I hope that Nimoy is still good to reprise his role for Kingdom Hearts 3. Christopher Lee too, in fact, if necessary.
    Goodbye old friend. Until next time.
  • Brian Sleider
    I have a feeling the changes PJ is bringing this time around will be to much for me........ :(. Bringing Azog back from the dead to ensure a villain to add suspense for 3 movies was pretty shitty IMO, now he invents a person? Will have to wait and see how it plays out. But the story was fine with out his tweaks.
  • Oct8pus
    Thank God Ian McKellen made it to the end of the trilogy! He's a pretty old guy. Now we need to find the serum of immortality and feed it to him.
  • David Banner
    I'd go all clandestine and put Ian in a recording booth and lay down everything Gandalf has said that has not been in the movies; and all that he would have said in other stories. Then I'd get perfect body scans of him, with all kinds of poses and expressions. All this under the radar work for possible future Middle-Earth releases, in case Ian has passed on.
    • hahaha
      If only they could do that with Bruce Lee...




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