Director Peter Jackson posted the following image of himself with Ian McKellan noting that it was the actor's last time filming The Hobbit.
"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."
Ian McKellan returns as Gandalft for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug this December 13th and next year for The Hobbit: There And Back Again.