The great enemy of Sauron
Gandalf appears for the first time in the novel of J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit” then in the very famous trilogy “The Lord of the Rings”. In the cinema it will be the opposite and it will be only after the incredible success of the first trilogy that Peter Jackson will direct more than 10 years after the trilogy “The Hobbit”. Gandalf is one of the 5 known members of the race of mages (with Saruman, Radagast, Allatar and Palando) sent to Middle-earth to fight Sauron and he will finally be the only one to fulfill his mission. In The Hobbit, played by Ian McKellen, he convinces the dwarf Thorin Oakenshield to go and challenge the dragon Smaug to take back his throne in Erebor. They will be helped by a company of dwarves and Bilbo the Hobbit, who will prove to be much more useful than he first appeared. Later in The Lord of the Rings, he will discover that the ring Bilbo found during his journey is the ring of Sauron. And when Bilbo bequeaths this ring to young Frodo, Gandalf commits to helping him bring the ring to Mordor to be destroyed. He will also commit himself to the human kings in the war that will start at that time between Mordor and the rest of Middle Earth.