Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies are part of one of the greatest film franchises of all time, and that's largely thanks to the amazing characters featured in JRR Tolkien's beautiful world. One of the most impressive and beloved characters found on Middle-earth is none other than Gandalf. He was played to perfection by Sir Ian McKellen, and fans of the films have picked apart every aspect of his amazing performance, finding interesting details that make it all the better.
Still, no matter how many times you watch the two trilogies, there's no way to see every detail that shows up on the screen - as the series is absolutely packed with small but impactful details. Nevertheless, plenty of people have noticed them and posted their findings on the MovieDetails subreddit. This list takes a look at some of the best small Gandalf details from The Lord of the Rings trilogy that demand a rewatch.
Gandalf's Staff Also Holds His Pipe
From Redditor u/hrhdhrhrhrhrbr:
In The Lord of the Rings, you can see that Gandalf carries his pipe in his staff.Cool detail?
When Gandalf Finds The Journal In Moria, It's In The Hands Of An Old Friend
From Redditor u/inspektor71:
In The Fellowship of the Ring, in Moria, Gandalf finds a decomposed dwarf carcass clutching a journal and reads from it. The dwarf was Ori, one of the 13 who accompanied Bilbo in The Hobbit.Cool detail?
Gandalf Spends A Considerable Amount Of Time Researching The Ring... As Shown By The Candles
From Redditor u/blackhawk08:
The candles near Gandalf have melted down marking the passage of his time spent reading through scrolls in The Fellowship of the Ring.Cool detail?
Gandalf Brought A Third Eagle To Mt. Doom To Save Gollum
From Redditor u/TinmanReddits:
In Return of the King, when Gandalf picks up Frodo and Sam, he brings a third eagle just Incase Gollum survived.Cool detail?