Blog | 1 April 2011 | Spoiler Alert!
It's now been suggested that the wizard's wig and beard look too scarily hairy. An aside from me has been noted and so Gandalf in The Hobbit is now going to be bald as Patrick Stewart. So much for the wig. Whether the beard is also to be cut, is not yet revealed.
— Ian McKellen, Wellington, NZ 1 April 2011