It seems as if Gandalf and Magneto were only the beginning on Sir Ian McKellen‘s long list of iconic fantasy characters he’s set to play in life. McKellen will be playing Cogsworth, the talking clock in the upcoming live-action version of Beauty and The Beast!
If you’ll recall, the talking clock Sir Ian will be playing answers to “Cogsworth” and is the butler of the Beast’s well-staffed mansion. So far, Lumiere, his candlestick sidekick, has yet to be cast, though Emma Thompson will be holding it down as Mrs. Potts. Emma Watson and Dan Stevens are assaying the title characters in the film, which begins shooting later this year.
Apparently Disney is about to live-action EVERYTHING they’ve ever done and have Mulan, Winnie the Pooh, Dumbo, Pinocchio, The Jungle Book, and Pete’s Dragon lined up as their next victims. I could ask the question “Is nothign sacred?!” but we already know the answer to that…