What will The Hobbit films be like? That's been the big question since word of the adaptation hit, and especially once we learned that Guillermo del Toro was coming on-board. While we still don't know much, it looks like Gandalf fans will be satisfied. Ian McKellen has read the scripts for the films and talked to Sci Fi Wire about his thoughts on the adaptation. Well, his vague thoughts shackled in secrecy.

Turns out the script is aiming to cater to McKellen's talents: "The other Gandalf was written for, well, just as Gandalf," but this time, it's written specifically for him, and "There's lots for me to enjoy, in all sorts of ways. And I couldn't be happier. But I'm sworn to secrecy. I'm not to say anything at all about the script."

And if you're at all concerned about the change in command (with regards to Guillermo del Toro taking over for Peter Jackson): "They are the same person. They were separated at birth. They're twins. They have the same attitude. ... And I think the script, because I have read it, plays very much to Guillermo's strengths, as I've seen them. I have seen his other movies, and people act very well in them. So I think it's all fine. And Peter will always be there."

Now if only they could find Bilbo...
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