Apr 25 2008, 4:28am
I sure didn't. This is the safest bet we've had.
You thought this was in any doubt?
Sir Ian has only been saying for the last 2 years how ready he is to be Gandalf again. He's been pestering PJ for - well, for a long time. And saying he's cleared his slate so he could do the 2 films.
And I think GDT has made it pretty clear he respects the original casting choices.
Seriously - had the team tried to cast another actor as Gandalf, the fans would've rebelled en masse. It was never gonna happen. I can't even imagine the uproar! This news was always safe as houses.
But it's still very nice to see it official. Thanks for posting it!
(This post was edited by ShadoFaxs on Apr 25 2008, 4:32am)