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In case you were somehow, in a state of udder madness, worried that Andy Serkis and Sir IanMcKellen, two central actors from the Lord of the Rings series (who we've confirmed numerous times before), wouldn't be returning for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit, you can finally rest easy because it's official. Deadline reports that Serkis is officially signed on to play Gollum (aka Smeagol once) again, performing the motion capture parts of the creature that Bilbo encounters. And THR has also confirmed that Sir Ian McKellen is officially signed and good to go as the lovable wizard Gandalf. Happy to hear that both will be back for The Hobbit!