Now The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has been released in cinemas, myself and many other Tolkien fans are on a bit of a Middle Earth-hype, and one of those fans happens to be none other than James McAvoy (X-Men: First Class). Talking to Total Film, the actor revealed his desire to play a younger Gandalf the Grey in a film adaptation of The Silmarillion. Read his comments below…
“I’d like to play Gandalf. It’s called The Silmarillion! It’s a collection of poems and songs that chart the ancient history of Middle-earth. My true geek is coming to the fore, but they’re really, really beautiful stories. In part of that is the genesis of Gandalf, or Mithrandir, or Stormcrow, or any of his many, many names. Anyway, maybe that’s the one!”
I’m sure McAvoy would play a great Gandalf and make a fantastic addition to Middle Earth, however there is one slight implication… Gandalf doesn’t age, nor appears in the book! However if there are any more Tolkien adaptations I’m sure McAvoy would make a great Blue Wizard if those two ever do show up.
Do you want to see The Silmarillion on the big screen? How do you feel about James McAvoy playing him? Share your thoughts below!
SOURCE: Total Film