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McKellen Talks Hobbit in NZ
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spymaster@theonering.net

Jul 3 2010, 8:45am

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McKellen Talks Hobbit in NZ Can't Post

Arch Nemesis writes: Sir Ian talks a bit about The Hobbit in this clip from TVNewZealand. He expects an announcement imminently, but states if it doesn't happen soon - he may not do the film as he has other things planned.

From TVNewZealand: Sarah caught up with veteran actor Sir Ian McKellen when he was in New Zealand starring as Estragon in Waiting for Gordot.



Patty
Immortal


Jul 3 2010, 3:59pm

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To lose the director may be regarded as a misfortune... [In reply to] Can't Post

to possibly lose Gandalf looks like carelessness.

Come on, MGM-- find a way to make The Hobbit happen, cause Gandalf isn't just sitting around waiting to be called, ya know.

Permanent address: Into the West

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smokerings
Rivendell


Jul 3 2010, 4:06pm

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oh wow... [In reply to] Can't Post

Pretty eye opening comments in that video....scary comments. Sounds like there is an answer soon (good or bad) - immanently soon.


Jazmine
Tol Eressea


Jul 3 2010, 4:27pm

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Well, I can't say I blame him [In reply to] Can't Post

He's a busy, much sought-after actor, and he can't be turning down work just waiting for this to happen.

I will be gutted if they do lose him though. To me, he IS Gandalf, and the films would suffer without him.



Buchanicus
Lorien


Jul 3 2010, 5:00pm

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Well put. [In reply to] Can't Post


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to possibly lose Gandalf looks like carelessness.


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Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Jul 3 2010, 5:01pm

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I kinda feel sick :/ [In reply to] Can't Post

But here's hoping!!Evil


Patty
Immortal


Jul 3 2010, 5:13pm

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Yes. He IS Gandalf. [In reply to] Can't Post

They would be crazy to risk his moving on, and yes, he is a busy, wonderful, much sought- after actor.

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Patty
Immortal


Jul 3 2010, 5:15pm

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I'll bet Oscar Wilde would be amused to hear that his words [In reply to] Can't Post

would be paraphrased for The Hobbit!

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Voronwë_the_Faithful
Valinor

Jul 3 2010, 5:29pm

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That's an eye-opener and no mistake! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

'But very bright were the stars upon the margin of the world, when at times the clouds about the West were drawn aside.'

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duats
Grey Havens

Jul 3 2010, 5:45pm

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If these delays [In reply to] Can't Post

Cost us McKellen, that may be the last straw.


Kangi Ska
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Jul 3 2010, 5:49pm

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Can't see the *&*)*&^$ Video where I am. [In reply to] Can't Post

Sounds important though. If it is what I think it is the process is going as I anticipated.

Kangi Ska

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duats
Grey Havens

Jul 3 2010, 6:05pm

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I have to say [In reply to] Can't Post

McKellen looks fantastic for his age. With the exception of the whitened hair, his face looks near identical to what it did a decade ago. And he has such energy and vigor. You've got to admire that.

The same with GDT, I harbor no hard feelings for McKellen if he has to depart the project - as detrimental as that would certainly be. His portrayal of Gandalf the Grey was easily my favorite aspect of the trilogy as a whole. But a talent like that can't just sit idle for an extended period of time. He's done plenty of waiting, and he's not even officially signed onto the project.

I wish Godot were coming to a theatre near me. Sure would love to see it.


Captain Salt
Tol Eressea


Jul 3 2010, 6:17pm

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Don't know if Ian would REALLY turn down the chance to play Gandalf again... [In reply to] Can't Post

I think he's probably just getting frustrated, as is everyone else. I mean, he's not attached to any other films for which he'd have to clear a significant portion of his schedule, so it'd just be a matter of arranging a break from his on-stage work.

In any case, they can't make The Hobbit without Sir Ian. In my, and probably most people's minds, Ian McKellan IS Gandalf, and Gandalf means him!

Samuel L. Jackson for Bilbo, Woody Allen for Thorin, Lewis Black for Bard and Gilbert Gottfried for Smaug!

MAKE IT HAPPEN, PETER AND...WHOEVER!!!


Earl
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Jul 3 2010, 6:38pm

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Well, in some strange way, I'm glad it's come to this... [In reply to] Can't Post

I mean, I've begun to believe if it's meant to happen it will, if not, it won't. And I'd personally like to know for sure once and for all rather than sit around setting up an expectation for something that's not going to happen.

If Sir Ian does really walk away from Gandalf, I'd rather they reboot the franchise, as in, cast all entirely new actors and probably do it with a new director instead of have this weird pseudo LOTR-like film with some overlapping actors and a director trying to make it look like LOTR, and yet try and be different. But in all honestly, rebooting the franchise is not something I see happening anytime soon, and I don't want to see it happen anyway.

It's a sad situation, to say the least, and I hope what I said above does not come to pass. But it has come to the point nonetheless. And I do believe (as do many others now) that the next few weeks will either make or break The Hobbit Frown



dormouse
Half-elven

Jul 3 2010, 7:35pm

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I know what you mean... [In reply to] Can't Post

.... all this uncertainty does no one any good.

It sounds as if they've reached some sort of crisis point. For however long it takes, I shall just cross fingers and keep hoping. And who knows - hearing everyone's ideal Gandalf set a limit on his commitment might just pile enough extra pressure onto MGM to make the breakthrough...

*Crosses fingers and holds breath*


Vangalad
Lorien


Jul 3 2010, 11:09pm

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It seems that [In reply to] Can't Post

 producer,actors,crew, all who really want the hobbit movies to be made,are pushing for a solution from mgm so that they can move forward with the project otherwise they will let it rest in peace...Either way,this conflict should end soon.Let's hope for the best.


merlwynd
Rivendell


Jul 3 2010, 11:37pm

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twould be dissapointing.... [In reply to] Can't Post

to say the very least!Unsure

MERLWYND


Glaurung63
Lorien

Jul 4 2010, 12:19am

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what to do with the time that is given him..... [In reply to] Can't Post

oh god......not this....Ian is Gandalf.....but what does he do, what do they all do, with this situation?? I am pained, though just a fan....but he must decide, as everyone must.....I wish we could raise an army of the Dead and march on MGM and Warner and sort this whole thing out tonight.....what say you?????


geordie
Tol Eressea

Jul 4 2010, 12:55am

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I say [In reply to] Can't Post

- an army of the dead won't help you!

Wink


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Jul 4 2010, 12:57am

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I think the Army of the Dead is running MGM.// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Kangi Ska

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Eowyn of Penns Woods
Valinor


Jul 4 2010, 3:20am

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Living Dead, maybe...starving zombies without even one brain to share amongst 'em? // [In reply to] Can't Post



geordie
Tol Eressea

Jul 4 2010, 8:19am

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I'm hoping [In reply to] Can't Post

- that they let it rest in peace (and leave Tolkien's story as it is). That would be the best outcome, as far as I'm concerned.

On another note - MGM run by brain- eating zombies? I dunno; never met them. But, as they're doing their best to scupper these benighted movies, good luck to 'em, I say.

Scupper!

Wink


Bond-Of-Blood
Rivendell


Jul 4 2010, 8:55am

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anyone else finding these "scupper" posts annoying? [In reply to] Can't Post


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- that they let it rest in peace (and leave Tolkien's story as it is). That would be the best outcome, as far as I'm concerned.

On another note - MGM run by brain- eating zombies? I dunno; never met them. But, as they're doing their best to scupper these benighted movies, good luck to 'em, I say.

Scupper!

Wink



Earl
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jul 4 2010, 9:09am

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Yes, I do! A lot! [In reply to] Can't Post

It's almost like having carrion fowl circling a field of battle eagerly waiting to pick on the pieces of the soon-to-be hapless.

However, I'm ignoring these posts in the interest of supporting TORn's "everyone here has a right to express their views" attitude.

So lighten up BoB (fyi, this coming from someone who needs lightening up himself). I like surrounding myself with people who have a generally positive attitude (I don't mind the occasional faltering now and then... it is only human nature), and I see you as one of these people here on TORn, especially because you've "been there" (if you get my meaning Wink) and because you're still keeping up the faith.

Cheers! Know there's goodness out there even if you don't see it Smile



Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Jul 4 2010, 9:14am

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Yes but [In reply to] Can't Post

One has the right to express their opinion no matter how unpopular it is in the context. But it is a bit like visiting a seriously ill person hospital and wishing out loud that the patient would die just to get a rise out of the others gathered there.

Kangi Ska

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