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Ian McKellen Clarifies His Position on the Allegations Against Bryan Singer

Two days ago Ian McKellen spoke to a crowd and was asked about the allegations against longtime friend director Bryan Singer. The response that McKellen made was problematic, to say the least as he seemed to imply that Singer and Kevin Spacey acted the way they did because they were closeted at the time. That […]

Sir Ian McKellen Comments on the Allegations Against Bryan Singer

In the age of #MeToo and #TimesUp people are looking for some sort of easy explanation as to why these things happen. If there is a reason or an explanation then that makes the horrifying allegations something much easier for human beings to "digest". It's hard wrapping your head around these sorts of allegations including […]

Family Guy Writer, EP Talk Stewie's "Real" Voice, Sexuality and THAT Ending

After 15-1/2 seasons, Fox's Family Guy finally took viewers to the one place the show has resisted going since it premiered in 1999: the mind of Stewie Griffin. But on the occasion of their 300th episode, the Seth MacFarlane series enlisted the help of none other than Sir Ian McKellen (The Lord of the Rings) to […]

Family Guy's 300th Episode Preview: Brian vs. Stewie – It's On!

With Fox's animated hit series Family Guy about to drop its 300th episode, I'm not sure what's more impressive: that the Seth MacFarlane series bested a ton of early naysayers to achieve such a milestone; or that Adult Swim still rotates the same 26 episodes on a regular basis. Seriously, I've had enough of the […]

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Lord Of The Rings Receives Multi-Season Series Deal From Amazon

Following up on reports earlier this month that a series adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's world-renowned fantasy series Lord of the Rings was in development at Amazon, the streaming service has announced that the series is receiving a multi-season production commitment. Variety reported exclusively on the initial development news, which is set to be produced by Amazon […]

Chris Hardwick's Strange Moment With Ian McKellen

The new AMC series Talking with Chris Hardwick debuted on Sunday with guest Elijah Wood. If you missed it, AMC has released two interesting clips. In the first, Chris Hardwick tells of an awkward and strange moment with Sir Ian McKellen where he learned that just because he hosts a panel doesn't make him friends […]

Ian McKellen Almost Missed Out On Playing Magneto And Gandalf

The thing that gave us Hugh Jackman as Wolverine almost cost us Ian McKellen as Magneto and Gandalf. In an interview with People Magazine, McKellen told the story of how he had just finished the film Gods And Monsters when he was offered a role in Mission Impossible II. The studio wouldn't give the actor […]

New UK Trailer For Mr. Holmes Starring Ian McKellen

He's already tackled such iconic characters as Gandalf The Grey and Magneto… so taking on the role of Sherlock Holmes in his later years seems quite fitting for Sir Ian McKellen. In the film Mr. Holmes, the world's greatest detective is at the end of his life at a time where he has a certain […]

Why Christopher Plummer Turned Down The Role Of Gandalf

Ian McKellen was not the first choice to play Gandalf the Grey in the Lord of The Rings films. The role was offered to Sean Connery and Christopher Plummer prior to the now almost synonymous face taking the part. Plummer recently visited Conan where he talked about why he turned down the role, playfully hating […]

A Very Different Sherlock Holmes

Ian McKellen is playing a very different version of Sherlock in the upcoming Mr. Holmes. In the film, directed by Bill Condon, it's 1947 and the world's greatest detective is 93 years old and has just returned from Japan where he witnessed the atomic devastation. He is dealing with diminishing mental abilities while going over […]

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Main Trailer

Kind of hard to believe we are at the third and final installment of the Hobbit. With this trilogy and the Lord of the Rings, we have six amazing movies by Peter Jackson. The end of Ian McKellen as Gandalf after 13 years. Any chance for the Silmarillion? The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five […]

You Shall Not Pass – Gandalf Speaks To Students

Sir Ian McKellen visited Chew Valley School in England and spoke to the students. In doing so, he decided that his words of wisdom would have more weight coming from Gandalf the Grey. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZf0Q-v3u-k[/youtube]

First Look At Ian McKellen As An Aging Sherlock Holmes

Move over Robert Downey Jr. and Benedict Cumberbatch, there's a new Mr. Holmes in town. Writer/Director Bill Condon is working on a new film focusing on a 93 year old Sherlock Holmes who is dealing with the slow deterioration of his deductive abilities. Once called A Slight Trick Of The Mind (the same name as […]