Ian McKellen talks ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘Magneto’

Sir Ian McKellen recently spoke about ‘The Hobbit’ and Magneto, here are some highlights.

In regards to the ‘Hobbit’ he said…

“The scripts for the two films will be delivered very soon,” he said. “Then they’ll be budgeted, and then they’ll be cast. And they’ll be going when they’ve always said they would be, which is next spring – March or April. Guillermo even told me at one point, ‘We’re going to film for 383 days.’ He’s got that artistic autism! Jackson’s the same; they’re very, very, very alike. They are also very different, but they’ve so much in common. They both can’t stand Hollywood and have wonderful imaginations, and they’re both obsessed with gore and fantasy.”

When asked about returning cast members he said, “Unfortunately, there won’t be many of the actors going back,” he said, “unless they’re going to put masks on and be disguised as dwarves! Andy Serkis is, at the moment, I think, the only other actor who’s doing this film.”

In regards to ‘Magneto’ he said…

“There’s meant to be a ‘Magneto’ script floating around, but I’ve not read it, so I suspect it wouldn’t involve me,” he said. “I think it would be about the younger Magneto, and the most I could hope for would be to top and tail that. They can’t have someone whose face is as lined as mine any longer!”


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