Dumbledore or Gandalf and why

"Gandalf" becomes the new Dumbledore

For months it has been rustling in the forest of leaves as to who will take on the vacant role of Dumbledore in the third "Harry Potter" adventure. Now the cat is out of the bag, and "the new one" has the best references as a magician: Sir Ian McKellen.

Since the death of Richard Harris, who played Professor Albus Dumbledore in "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" and "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets", speculation about the successor to the third part of the series has risen.Sean Connery was in the running as was Ian Holm, a digital double of Harris was briefly in the room and recently Saruman actor Christopher Lee was considered the hottest candidate.

However, the race was now made by another wizard of the Lord of the Rings: Ian McKellen, currently seen as Gandalf in the cinema. And apparently the deal has been dry for a long time. Warner Bros. and Alfonso Cuaron, director of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, wanted to keep the news a secret until mid-January.

However, an employee of the film studio let the bomb burst prematurely. The only thing left for the producers to hope for is that Ian McKellen will be available from the start of filming. After all, he is still in front of the camera for “X-Men 2” and director Bryan Singer is said to be a long way behind schedule - but the shooting of “Harry Potter 3” should start as early as February.

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