Ian McKellen…was being Magneto and Gandalf not enough for you? Of course not, and we love you in any role you choose to play. McKellen has definitely had some iconic roles in the past, and now he will be portraying yet another one. The image above is the very first look at McKellen as a 93 year-old Sherlock Holmes for the upcoming “Mr. Holmes” movie. McKellen tweeted the image out earlier today, and I am sure the world looked down at their devices and thought, “well that just can’t go wrong.”
The Mr. Holmes movie is based off the story, A Slight Trick of the Mind, which was written by Mitch Cullin. The story sees a retired Holmes living in Sussex village with his housekeeper and her son. The son of course wants to be a detective, and Holmes continues to be haunted by a 50 year-old case he can only remember bits and pieces from. It is going to be interesting to see McKellen play this old Holmes, because he might be old, but he’s not that old. Young at heart the man is, and I am looking forward to the movie.
Mr. Holmes is supposed to hit theaters some time in 2015, so let me know your thoughts about the image above.