Ian McKellen News
Mr. Holmes UK Trailer: Ian McKellen Takes One Last Case
Ian McKellen stars as an aging Sherlock Holmes, who revisits the case that forced him into retirement in the U.K. trailer for Mr. Holmes.
By Brian Gallagher — April 20th, 2015
Beauty and the Beast: Ian McKellen Reports from Table Read
Ian McKellen offers a detailed report of what went down during the first table read for Disney's Beauty and the Beast.
By B. Alan Orange — April 15th, 2015
Beauty and the Beast Gets Ian McKellen as Cogsworth
Ian McKellen has been set to play Cogsworth in Disney's live-action remake of the animated classic Beauty and the Beast.
By Brian Gallagher — April 10th, 2015
Mr. Holmes Trailer: Ian McKelllen Is Sherlock Holmes
Mr. Holmes brings a unique twist to the world's most famous detective, with Ian McKellen starring as the super sleuth in the first teaser trailer.
By B. Alan Orange — March 4th, 2015
X-Men: Apocalypse: Ian McKellen Will Return as Magneto
Patrick Stewart reveals that he will not return as Professor X in X-Men: Apocalypse, but Ian McKellen is coming back as Magneto.
By Brian Gallagher — February 9th, 2015
Mr. Holmes Clip Introduces Ian McKellen as Sherlock
An aging Sherlock Holmes shares his story with a young boy in the first clip from Mr. Holmes starring Ian McKellen.
By B. Alan Orange — February 4th, 2015
X-Men: Apocalypse Won't Include McKellen or Stewart
Patrick Stewart says neither he nor Ian McKellen will reprise their roles for X-Men: Apocalypse as it takes place in the 80s.
By B. Alan Orange — January 17th, 2015
Sylvester Stallone and Ian McKellen Join Animal Crackers
Sylvester Stallone and Ian McKellen lead the voice cast of Blue Dream Studios' animated adventure Animal Crackers.
By Brian Gallagher — November 6th, 2014
Hobbit 3 Poster Shows a Very Troubled Gandalf the Grey
Ian McKellen seems a bit worried on the latest Battle of the Five Armies poster, as Gandalf and Bilbo fight for the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.
By B. Alan Orange — October 7th, 2014
First Look at Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes in Mr. Holmes
Ian McKellen becomes the latest in a long line of over 70 actors to play Sherlock Holmes in the first photo from director Bill Condon's Mr. Holmes.
By Brian Gallagher — July 9th, 2014
Bishop and Mystique Featured in New X-Men: Days of Future Past Photos
Plus, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart talk about reprising their roles as Professor X and Magneto. Will the actors return for X-Men: Apocalypse?
By Brian Gallagher — December 18th, 2013
Four New The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Photos with Bilbo and Tauriel
Martin Freeman and Evangeline Lilly are featured in these never-before-seen hi-res images. This prequel to The Lord of the Rings is less than a month away.
By B. Alan Orange — November 14th, 2013
12 New X-Men: Days of Future Past Photos
Wolverine soaks in Vodka, Kitty Pryde falls back in love with Iceman, while Magneto and Professor X visit their young selves. The first trailer arrives this Tuesday.
By B. Alan Orange — October 25th, 2013
Ian McKellen to Play Retired Sherlock Holmes in A Slight Trick of the Mind
Bill Condon is directing this drama about the famous detective, who tries to piece together an unsolved case from 50 years ago.
By Brian Gallagher — September 5th, 2013
Two X-Men: Days of Future Past Posters with Professor X and Magneto
Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan are featured in these first one-sheets.
By B. Alan Orange — July 22nd, 2013
Orlando Bloom and Evangeline Lilly Wrap Shooting on The Hobbit Trilogy
Director Peter Jackson says goodbye to Tauriel and Legolas forever with a special message and video.
By B. Alan Orange — June 29th, 2013
Sir Ian McKellen Wraps Shooting on The Hobbit Trilogy
The actor has shot his last scene as Gandalf, saying good-bye to the character forever with a special photo from Peter Jackson.
By B. Alan Orange — June 28th, 2013
The Hobbit Resumes Production in New Zealand
Peter Jackson and Ian McKellen are seen back on set as shooting continues for the final two chapters of this Tolkien trilogy.
By B. Alan Orange — May 20th, 2013
X-Men: Days of Future Past Vine Video Teases Ian McKellen's Magnetic Personality
Director Bryan Singer provides some unique sound effects for this video from the Montreal set of his Marvel mutant sequel.
By Brian Gallagher — April 10th, 2013
Ian McKellen Talks About Returning as Magneto in X-Men: Days of Future Past
The actor calls reuniting with Bryan Singer and Patrick Stewart a gas, promising to give Michael Fassbender a run for his money.
By B. Alan Orange — November 29th, 2012
Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan Return for X-Men: Days of Future Past
The X-Men stars will return as Professor X and Magneto in director Bryan Singer's sequel to X-Men: First Class.
By Brian Gallagher — November 27th, 2012
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Thorin Oakenshield and Bilbo Baggins Banner
We also have two more banners featuring previously released artwork of Gollum and Gandalf, for this Middle Earth prequel.
By B. Alan Orange — November 9th, 2012
Four The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Character Banners
This latest look at Peter Jackson's impending prequel finds Bilbo and the Dwarves celebrate a fine meal while Gollum lurks in the shadows.
By B. Alan Orange — October 5th, 2012
The Hobbit an Unexpected Journey Second Trailer with Four Alternate Endings
Gandalf, Bilbo, and Gollum bring their own closure to this latest look at Peter Jackson's Middle Earth prequel.
By B. Alan Orange — September 20th, 2012
COMIC-CON 2012: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Character Posters
Bilbo and Gandalf lead the charge with fourteen images from Peter Jackson's upcoming prequel.
By B. Alan Orange — July 12th, 2012
The Hobbit EW Cover with Martin Freeman and Ian McKellan
Director Peter Jackson talks about expanding the cherished J.R.R. Tolkien novel into two movies for this Middle Earth prequel.
By Brian Gallagher — July 2nd, 2012
More Photos of Bilbo and Gandalf in The Hobbit
Actors Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen are revealed in some new shots of Peter Jackson's highly-anticipated prequel to The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
By Brian Gallagher — June 29th, 2011
The Hobbit Photo from Empire Magazine Features Ian McKellen as Gandalf
Plus, the magazine also caught a glimpse of production on The Hobbit set.
By Cat Parker — June 26th, 2011
EXCLUSIVE: X-Men: First Class Sequel to Introduce Just One New Character
Direct Matthew Vaughn says that it's possible for Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart to appear in the follow-up.
By B. Alan Orange — May 24th, 2011
Judi Dench Takes The Curse of the Buxom Strumpet
Sir Ian McKellen and Gillian Anderson have also joined this upcoming zombie comedy.
By B. Alan Orange — May 18th, 2011
The Hobbit Gandalf in 3D Photo
Peter Jackson's Wellington set finds Ian McKellen watches dailies in Gandalf drag and glasses.
By B. Alan Orange — May 12th, 2011
The Hobbit Confirms Hugo Weaving as Elrond
Actor Ian McKellen updates his personal blog with news of the actor's return in Peter Jackson's two-part Middle Earth prequel.
By Brian Gallagher — May 10th, 2011
The Hobbit Start of Production Video from the Set!
Check out the first video from the set of The Lord of the Rings prequel, The Hobbit which includes a return to Bag End, Weta Workshop, key cast and more.
By Brian B. — April 14th, 2011
The Hobbit Bilbo Baggins 3D Screen Test Seen by Ian McKellen
The actor behind Gandalf gives a details account of Martin Freeman's performance from the set of Peter Jackson's upcoming prequel.
By B. Alan Orange — March 8th, 2011
Ian McKellen Confirmed as Gandalf in The Hobbit
The actor joins returning The Lord of the Rings actors Elijah Wood, Cate Blanchett and Andy Serkis in Peter Jackson's upcoming prequel.
By Brian Gallagher — January 10th, 2011
Ian McKellen Returns as Gandalf in The Hobbit
The actor makes his return in Peter Jackson's prequel official via his own personal website.
By B. Alan Orange — November 27th, 2010
Ian McKellan Not Signed for The Hobbit
The actor who seemed set to reprise his role as Gandalf revealed he isn't under contract at this time.
By Brian Gallagher — November 2nd, 2010
The Hobbit Starting in January?
Actor Ian McKellen reveals details about the start of production of J.R.R. Tolkien tale.
By Cat Parker — September 14th, 2010
Are Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen, Natalie Portman and James McAvoy Headed to Cloud Atlas?
Tom Tykwer is directing this project from the David Mitchell novel.
By Evan Jacobs — June 16th, 2010