JRR Tolkien Hated Gandalf in This British ‘The Hobbit’ Comic

The Gandalf actor Ian McKellen brought the wizard to life in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. However, several others preceded McKellen in animation, stage, and radio. Comics portrayed him, too, even though JRR Tolkien expressed his dissatisfaction with this version in a letter. As the original author, Tolkien, Gandalf, and Middle-Earth all link … Read more

JRR Tolkien Hated Gandalf in This British ‘The Hobbit’ Comic – nonenglishfeed

The Gandalf actor Ian McKellen brought the wizard to life in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. However, several others preceded McKellen in animation, stage, and radio. Comics portrayed him, too, even though JRR Tolkien expressed his dissatisfaction with this version in a letter. As the original author, Tolkien, Gandalf, and Middle-Earth all link … Read more

Why Ian McKellen (Gandalf) didn’t want to be Dumbledore in ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’

At 81 years old, Ian McKellen is one of the actors who owns a legendary filmography and a career resurrected in old age thanks to such iconic characters as Gandalf from The Lord of the rings. However, there is another powerful magician in modern film history that many people mistakenly ascribe to him. Whether it’s … Read more

Why Gandalf Doesn’t Fully Remember Who He Is When He Returns

When Gandalf returns in Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, he doesn’t entirely remember his own name. Why is the wizard’s memory so hazy? Why doesn’t Gandalf completely remember who he is upon returning in The Lord of the Rings? In one of many memorable moments from The Fellowship of the Ring, Gandalf sacrifices himself … Read more