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ANNOUNCEMENT: Ian Mckellen would love to play Gandalf in Amazon's Middle-earth series

Yalerd

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Sir Ian was a fantastic Mithrandir, in a depiction of LOTR where my biggest gripe was casting. I do however feel that a clean slate would be best. If repeating actors are used, that will be distracting. IMO
 

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Id rather have the show tied in to the films, so I'm all for him returning. Can't please everybody.


Just so we can have a younger emasculated self-exilic Aragorn? In a time when Male characters, good strong confident ones are in rarity?


No thanks. I'd rather have a Man who wants and knows he'll be King since birth.

Not a whiner.




But that's my .2


Take them for what it's worth.


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I had no objections to Ian McKellen as Gandalf in the movies -- other than some of the dialogue and actions he was called upon to perform -- and wouldn't have any if he were cast in the series (I hope). In fact, it could give a "grounded" feel to the new material, if it's indeed about Young Aragorn; it would provide a sense of continuity, showing the development of Gandalf's friendship with, and influence upon, the youthful Dunadan, and demonstrating why he had such trust in him in the time of the War of the Ring.

Besides, Gandalf's appearance wouldn't have changed in the relatively tiny span of time involved, making for a good contrast with rapidly aging mortals. A radically different Gandalf is what I'd find jarring -- and would likely add to the distorted picture of ME people took from the movies.

I don't know why he thinks "Gandalf" is over 7,000 years old.
 
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