Sir Ian McKellen was the quintessential Gandalf, right? The actor finds the idea of a different talent in the wizard’s robe a bit jarring.
In a recent interview, McKellen was asked about Amazon’s LOTR plans. When it was suggested that there’s going to be another Gandalf in town, McKellen responded, “What do you mean, another Gandalf?” He added, "I haven’t said yes because I haven’t been asked. But are you suggesting that someone else is going to play it? Gandalf is over 7000 years old, so I’m not too old.”
So there it is, Amazon. The One Ring is in your court.