?Note: The real news is that Sir Ian McKellen has announced on his website (really, mentioned, but every nerd site everywhere is reporting it so it might has well have been a press release) that The Hobbit will start filming in New Zealand in July, and will take a year to film the two planned movies. However, since director Guillermo del Toro and producer Peter Jackson have yet to select/announce a young Bilbo, I wonder if this production date is wishful thinking on someone’s part.
Really, it doesn’t matter. I just wanted to be able to use the horrible headline “Ian McKellen Can’t Kick The Hobbit,” so that everyone who uses it after — AND THEY WILL — will have to bow down before me and hideous pun mastery. And so I have.