It was a sad day in The Shire on Friday, as Sir Ian McKellen completed filming his final scene in “The Hobbit” trilogy.
“Seconds ago we finished our last shot with Gandalf,” director Peter Jackson posted on his Facebook page late Friday evening in New Zealand.
“The end of an incredible adventure that began in 1999,” he added. “I’m feeling very sad right now.”
Peter posted a photo of himself next to a costumed Ian, with the two of them both looking a little down.
Ian first appeared as Gandalf in the “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” in 2011. He was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor award at the 2002 Oscars for the first film.
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” the second film in Peter’s “Hobbit” trilogy, will be released on December 13, 2013.
The third film, “The Hobbit: There and Back Again,” will drop on December 17, 2014.
-- Jolie Lash