3. Howard Shore will return to do the score.
Guillermo del Toro: “Shore is the voice of these films and we will absolutely be invited back. Peter and Fran have talked to him a couple of times already and I’ve exchanged emails about the subject. He will return.”
4. Gandalf The Grey will return – and Ian McKellen is playing him.
Peter Jackson: “I'm pleased to be getting Gandalf the Grey back for two more movies. Ian and I loved him best. We were a little sad when the Gandy the White took over.”