Sir Ian McKellen announces he will return in the Hobbit films
Sir Ian McKellen reprised his role as Gandalf in the two-film adaptation of JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit. "Yes, it's true," he said, when asked if he was set to return. Obviously, it's not a part that you turn down, I loved playing Gandalf."
The Hobbit Interview with Ian McKellen on Gandalf, X-Men Days of Future Past & Doctor Who
Sir Ian McKellen (Gandalf) interview at The Hobbit premiere in London - 12/12/12