Mere seconds after filming Sir Ian McKellen’s final scene as Gandalf, Peter Jackson posted the photo above on his Facebook page with the following caption:
Seconds ago we finished our last shot with Gandalf. The end of an incredible adventure that began in 1999. I’m feeling very sad right now.
On the plus side, Orlando Bloom and Legolas signed off on an amusing note. Check that out after the break.
A day after saying goodbye to Gandalf and Tauriel, it was time to farewell Legolas. What a great day it was, with Orlando battling a serious Orc for all 12 hours of shooting – part of the Battle of the 5 Armies for the third Hobbit movie.
When we finally got the day done, we said goodbye to Orlando, had a couple of beers … and couldn’t resist doing this!