Following the huge success of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, there was a huge amount of excitement when it was announced that Peter Jackson and co. were returning to make The Hobbit trilogy, bringing back some of our favourite characters. Now that The Hobbit trilogy is over and done with, there are some fans calling for Peter Jackson to come back and give us another spinoff trilogy.
When it comes to favourite characters from the two trilogies, there are not many more popular than the wizard Gandalf, played by Ian McKellen, with a lot of fans insisting that they would love to see the actor returning to play the character in his very own spinoff movie. Ian has previously mentioned in the past, that he would not be surprised if Peter Jackson called him back for more films in the future and what better way than for his own film.
While there is no solo novel material based solely on Gandalf, we have no doubt that Peter Jackson and his team could come up with a great screenplay surrounding the character and his many adventures that he has experienced over his many years. Ian McKellen has given us some fantastic performances over the years, playing some great characters but there are not many we love more than Gandalf.
With that said, it was a good nine years between The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey so, even if Peter Jackson did decide to bring us a Gandalf movie and Ian McKellen did agree to return, it could still be some years before it becomes a reality.
Would you like to see Ian McKellen reprising his role as Gandalf in his very own spinoff movie?