It’s awesome that McKellan will return to reprise the role he played so well in the Lord of the Rings movies. Filming is going to start in March of next year, but when—oh when—will we see the first movie?
There have been some names tossed around, but none that excite me personally. It’s an honest shame that Ian Holm couldn’t play the role. The man is awesome. I’ve seen him in a lot of stuff since then, and he never fails to deliver.
Whomever ends up at Bag End has a huge lack of boots to fill.