As much as die-hard fans go to bat for Fox’s X-Men movie franchise, there’s a general consensus that the studio has largely missed the mark when it comes to translating certain characters’ comic book costume designs to the big screen. Sir Ian McKellan wants that to change.
If you had to replace a beloved actor who unfortunately passed away in the middle of filming a franchise, you might go looking for someone who also had experience in the “long-bearded wizard” department. Unfortunately for Warner Bros., Ian McKellen refused to take up the Dumbledore mantle.
Ian McKellen’s had a storied career—one that’s spanned well beyond his beloved genre roles as Gandalf in Lord of the Rings and Magneto in the X-Men films. But now he’s going to revisit all of it in a one-man stage show that we all suddenly desperately want to attend.
After that fantastic teaser trailer, we’ve been patiently waiting for something, anything, in the way of information for the upcoming live-action musical version of Disney’ Beauty and the Beast. We finally have it.
Reframing familiar literary characters is not a new idea; think The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Once Upon a Time, even Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. But Bill Condon’s Mr. Holmes, which stars Ian McKellen as an aging Sherlock, offers an unusually thoughtful take on the concept.
This isn't a huge surprise, since their appearance in Days of Future Past was dependent on that film's time travel plot, but we now have the word straight from the man himself: Patrick Stewart.
During the summer season, there's not a lot of enticing new comedies to feast on. I mean, except for Candidly Nicole on VH1. Just kidding...sort of. Anyway, you might have missed this import from Britain's ITV on PBS over the summer since it was shoved into a Sunday time slot, and that's a shame.
Watching Michael Fassbender And James McAvoy do impressions of their future selves in the X-Men movies right in front of the magnificent actors who play said future selves, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen, is WONDERFUL.
The best friends and frequent collaborators appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers Friday night to promote their Broadway performances of Waiting for Godot and No Man's Land before McKellen decided to live out his dream of hosting a late night show of his very own. Stewart was obviously booked as McKellen's first…
As someone whose attitudes towards NFL matchups could best be described as something between indifferent and aggressively indifferent, I can say with all authority that this is the greatest Super Bowl themed photo ever taken. (Seriously, though – it's got to be up there, right?)
What does Sir Ian McKellen wear beneath his wizard's robes—or his gold shorts? During a performance this week, he revealed his tighty-Gandalf-the-whities.
Sir Ian McKellen has made his final trip to Middle Earth. Peter Jackson posted this photo after shooting Gandalf's last Hobbit scene.
Months before The Hobbit premiered, Sir Ian McKellen revealed an exceptionally personal (and completely understandable) moment about how working tirelessly for hours talking to imaginary beings in greenscreen can wear an actor down.
Fantastic news! We've long known that James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender would be returning for the sequel to X-Men First Class — but now we know that we'll also be seeing the older versions of Professor X and Magneto!
Can Gandalf the Grey handle his smoke and drink? While chatting with Sir Ian McKellen about his next appearance in The Hobbit the actor revealed what happened when Peter Jackson suggested Gandalf get drunk. It didn't go Jackson's way.
Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom, Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis are allegedly in talks to appear in The Hobbit. How is it McKellen and Serkis haven't locked this down already? The only Gandalf and Gollum we want are the originals. [Deadline]
The Prisoner used its premise of a spy trapped in an idyllic, but oppressive, village to ask questions about individuality in a conformist, overly processed society. Here are six ways last night's remake throws away that rich premise. Spoilers below...