Ian McKellen News
5:30 PM 11/4/2013 by Jeff Giles
The first installment in Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy made boatloads of cash last year, but it wasn't really the surefire critical smash that Jackson was probably looking for. Between widespread whining about the movie's length and pacing, and the brouhaha that erupted over Jackson's decision to push for screenings in 48fps, it's probably fair to say that enthusiasm for the second installment, the upcoming The Hobbit:
3:30 PM 10/29/2013 by Jeff Giles
The X-Men franchise went through some major upheaval after director Bryan Singer had to hand over the reins so he could helm Superman Returns, but now that he's back, he seems determined to not only get things back on track, but to unravel the sins committed in the godawful The Last Stand.
10:53 AM 10/1/2013 by Jeff Giles
If you've been worried that the second movie in Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy would skimp on the epic action, feel free to put those fears to rest: MGM has just posted a new extended trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and it bends over backwards to make it clear that there will be plenty of the high-stakes battles, sweeping vistas, and CGI-enhanced peril that the Lord of the Rings franchise is known for.
5:12 PM 9/5/2013 by Jeff Giles
He's already played Gandalf and Magneto, so why the hell shouldn't Sir Ian McKellen play Sherlock Holmes? No reason at all, and that's why McKellen's signed on to portray the beloved detective in A Slight Trick of the Mind, adapted from the Mitch Cullin novel about a long-dormant case that flares up, plaguing the retired Holmes.
thewrap.com – Can the world’s most famous detective retire? That’s the question at the heart of “A Slight Trick of the Mind,” an upcoming detective thriller that will reunite “Gods and Monsters” director Bill Condon with Sir Ian McKellen. The story follows a late-in-life Sherlock Holmes after he has given up his Baker Street digs for a quieter life in a sleepy Sussex village with his housekeeper and her amateur-detective son. 13 weeks 6 days ago via brucelee
variety.com – Ian McKellen has completed his work on Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” trilogy. “Seconds ago we finished our last shot with Gandalf,” Jackson said in a post on his Facebook page on Friday from New Zealand. “The end of an incredible adventure that began in 1999. I’m feeling very sad right now.” Jacskon posted a himself... 23 weeks 5 days ago via jetli
4:59 PM 6/11/2013 by Jeff Giles
The countdown to the December 13 debut of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has begun in earnest, with the release of the first of what will surely be many teasers, trailers, and featurettes -- and yes, you get to see some dragon.
12:55 PM 5/23/2013 by Jeff Giles
Well, this is interesting. Weeks after Joss Whedon reportedly confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that Avengers 2 would feature the Marvel mutant siblings Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer has one-upped his competing franchise counterpart by announcing that Quicksilver will also be appearing in his movie -- which just happens to be arriving in theaters first.
1:57 PM 4/5/2013 by Jeff Giles
Director Bryan Singer has gone a little tweet-crazy since starting production on X-Men: Days of Future Past, and while we don't blame him -- it's got to feel good to retake the reins behind a franchise after leaving such an indelible mark on it -- we've refrained from commenting on (or even viewing) most of the snapshots he's posted from the set, because we still kind of like waiting until we're in the theater to watch our movies. Still, this latest image is pretty cool:
4:18 PM 2/2/2013 by Binh Ngo
A couple more details have been revealed for X-Men: Days of Future Past, the sequel to X-Men: First Class. According to a casting call obtained by ComicBookMovie (via Digitalspy), the movie will take place ten years after the first movie.