Ian McKellen

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

by Britt Hayes March 25, 2013 04:48 PM
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.

'Doctor Who' Christmas Special Trailer: Ian McKellen Trembles as "The Snowmen"

by Kevin Fitzpatrick December 12, 2012 04:30 PM
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!

'Doctor Who' Series 7 Casts...Sir Ian McKellen?!

by Kevin Fitzpatrick December 10, 2012 12:43 PM
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!

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

by Jordan Hoffman December 05, 2012 04:30 PM
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...

'The Colbert Report' To Do 'The Hobbit' Theme Week

by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 29, 2012 07:00 PM
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?

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

by Nick Romano November 27, 2012 01:52 PM
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.

Ian McKellen Comes to TV for Gay Couple Sitcom 'Vicious'

by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 05, 2012 05:30 PM
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?

'Hobbit' Stars Open Mouths and Wallets To Save Pub Named After Movie

by Don Kaye March 22, 2012 04:08 PM
A British pub named after 'The Hobbit' was threatened with legal action by the film's production company (who owns the copyright) and faced changing its name and removing all references to J.R.R. Tolkien's work from its walls. But if it's up to the stars of the the upcoming fourth 'Lord of the Rings' film, the pub will stay just as it is.