If you felt a great disturbance in The Force earlier today then it was probably your inner nerd marking the probable end of Sir Ian McKellen‘s portrayal of Gandalf. Peter Jackson, while filming on the set of The Hobbit, posted the picture above with this statement:
Seconds ago we finished our last shot with Gandalf. The end of an incredible adventure that began in 1999. I’m feeling very sad right now.
There’s still two movies for fans to watch McKellen ply his magical acting skills as Gandalf, but most likely that will be it unless Jackson pulls another rabbit out of his directorial hat.
Keep your eye out for McKellen this December in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and in December of 2014 in The Hobbit: There and Back Again.
Vaya con Dios, Gandalf, it was a wonderful adventure.
Via: Coming Soon