The deciding negotiation was not about money but about dates. Gandalf is needed on set over the next 18 months but with sizable breaks when I can work on other projects. My worry that I could not easily escape from Middle Earth was lifted.”
Well, the real wizard, of course.”Being asked if he has any regrets for getting a Lord of the Rings tattoo, famous actor replied
Oh no, not at all. It was a sweet idea. The hobbits had such a wonderful time on their first big job, and they wanted to commemorate it in some way. I’m very proud of that little tattoo.”The Hobbit films will be released in December 2012 and December 2013. They’re being co-produced by New Line Cinema and MGM, with New Line managing production, Warner Bros Pictures handling domestic distribution and MGM distributing internationally.