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‘The Hobbit 2′ Trailer: Prepare for ‘The Desolation of Smaug’

The Hobbit 2 Trailer The Desolation of Smaug

Peter Jackson's latest trilogy continues as the new 'The Hobbit 2' trailer debuted online, featuring Martin Freeman's Bilbo and his band of dwarves still journeying to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the dragon Smaug.

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Ian McKellen to Star As Sherlock Holmes in ‘A Slight Trick of the Mind’

Marty Melville, Getty Images
Marty Melville, Getty Images

The last time director Bill Condon and actor Ian McKellen teamed up, we got 'Gods and Monsters,' a film that earned Condon an Oscar for his screenplay and McKellen a nomination for his performance. Now, a bunch of 'X-Men,' 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Twilight' films later, the two of them are collaborating once more, returning to their more traditional and dramatic roots. Condon and McKellen have signed on to direct and star in 'A Slight Trick of the Mind,' which will see the legendary British actor take on the role of legendary British detective, Sherlock Holmes.

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‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Posters: Take a Glimpse Through Time

X-Men Days of Future Past Posters
Fox via EW

Just days after the 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' cast and crew surprised the Hall H audience at Comic-Con 2013 with a panel featuring debut footage, the Bryan Singer-directed 'First Class' sequel has dropped the first two posters.

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‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ Unveils New Photos, Plus Trailer Premiere Info

The Hobbit Desolation of Smaug
Warner Bros.

Director Peter Jackson unveiled some new images from 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,' featuring Evangeline Lilly, Ian McKellen, and a whole bunch of green screen! Plus, he revealed when fans can expect to see the first trailer for the next installment.

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‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special Trailer: Ian McKellen Trembles as “The Snowmen”

Doctor Who Christmas Special Trailer The Snowmen Ian McKellen
BBC

Earlier today we were talking about new 'Doctor Who' teases from showrunner Steven Moffat himself, laying out what's to come when the series returns in 2013 moving toward the mysterious 50th anniversary special. But why focus on 2013, when the 2012 'Doctor Who' Christmas special "The Snowmen" is mere days away? Check out a brand-new trailer for the upcoming episode, featuring our first taste of 'The Hobbit' star Ian McKellen as "The Snowmen!

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‘Doctor Who’ Series 7 Casts…Sir Ian McKellen?!

Doctor Who Christmas Special Ian McKellen
BBC / Warner Bros.

'Doctor Who' has never had any trouble attracting the UK's top actors for guest spots, recent years featuring the likes of Michael Gambon, Kylie Minogue and Timothy Dalton, but its greyest star might have outshone them all. We've been following news of the 2012 'Doctor Who' Christmas Special "The Snowmen" for some time, but no news has been so huge as that of Gandalf himself, Sir Ian McKellen guesting in the episode! Find out who Ian McKellen will bring to life in the 'Doctor Who' universe inside!

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‘The Hobbit’: 6 Things We Learned After Chatting With the Cast

The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey
Warner Bros.

Midtown Manhattan became Middle Earth today as the cast and crew of 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' came to the Waldorf=Astoria hotel (yes, that weird equals sign is the correct way to spell it.) Film writers, bloggers and gurus were in attendance and ready to hear the well-rehe

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‘The Colbert Report’ To Do ‘The Hobbit’ Theme Week

The Colbert Report The Hobbit Week
Comedy Central / Warner Bros.

Tolkien fans around the world are preparing for the December 14 release of 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' in many different ways.  Some have gone back to painstakingly watch Peter Jackson's original 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy (even if it takes place afterward), while others continue gluing their own hair to prosthetic feet in preparation for attending the release in costume.  But how is life-long Tolkien fan Stephen Colbert preparing?  With a full week of 'The Colbert Report' dedicated to the film, and spotlighting its cast as guests!  Who will be in attendance?

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‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Welcomes Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen!

20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox

Remember back when rumors of Patrick Stewart returning to future 'X-Men' movies as the beloved Professor Charles Xavier were circling, and then the actor pretty much confirmed them at the Montreal Comic Convention? Well, we didn't realize it'd be happening so soon! Actually... we kind of did, but we thought it would just be him. Turns out, Professor X will officially be appearing in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' along with another well-known character from previous 'X-Men' films.

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Ian McKellen Comes to TV for Gay Couple Sitcom ‘Vicious’

Ian McKellen TV Series ITV Vicious
Marty Melville, Getty Images

For those who long to see the undiluted awesome that is Ian McKellen on a more regular basis than such spaced-out upcoming tentpole pictures as 'The Hobbit' trilogy, good news is at hand.  The knighted Shakespearean actor best known to American audiences for his turns as both Magneto of the 'X-Men' films and Gandalf of all things 'Lord of the Rings' has landed a deal for upcoming ITV sitcom 'Vicious,' but what could possibly bring the esteemed star to the small screen?

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