Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Ian McKellen Gives Hobbit/Magneto Updates

Empire had a chat with Ian Mckellen to get some updates on The Hobbit and Magneto, on The Hobbit he had this to say:
"The scripts for the two films will be delivered very soon," he revealed. "Then they'll be budgeted, and then they'll be cast. And they'll be going when they've always said they would be, which is next spring – March or April. Guillermo even told me at one point, 'We're going to film for 383 days.' He's got that artistic autism! Jackson's the same; they're very, very, very alike. They also very different, but they've so much in common. They both can't stand Hollywood and have wonderful imaginations, and they're both obsessed with gore and fantasy. Both of them laugh a great deal. Guillermo's one of the most brilliant men I've ever met. His English vocabulary is way superior to mine!"
Also Ian McKellen was a guest the Paul O'Grady Show today and confirmed that he has received "both" scripts. Also that "Lord of the Rings" cast members will be returning, but still no word on who will be Bilbo other that it will be an English actor.

Onto everyone favourite master of magnetism he had this to say about the proposed X-Men Origins: Magneto film:
“There's meant to be a Magneto script floating around, but I've not read it, so I suspect it wouldn't involve me,” he said. “I think it would be about the younger Magneto, and the most I could hope for would be to top and tail that. They can't have someone whose face is as lined as mine any longer!”