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This gigantic tapestry from The Desolation of Smaug is super awesome — and we’ve got a nifty magnifying tool that’ll help you spot every single detail.

Bryan Singer heard you like X-Men, so he put an X-Men in your X-Men so you can Future while you Past.

Prepare for geekgasm: Ian McKellen is playing an elderly Sherlock Holmes in Bill Condon’s upcoming film A Slight Trick of the Mind. The logline:

The story picks up with the detective at age 93, long-ago retired to the rural area of Sussex, where he is haunted by an unresolved case from a half-century ago.

His partner, Dr. Watson, is no longer with him. And his mental acuity has bid him farewell, too. This is a Sherlock Holmes grappling with his own faded and tattered memory, whose powers of observation and deduction are not what they used to be.

Professor X and Magneto are starring in another play together — and this time, the Professor has hair!

X-Men: Days of Future Past posters — prittay, prittay, prittay sweet.

Guys — Magneto is marrying Professor X. Like, literally.

But don’t worry (too much) — “When you have got it, you monitor it, and you have to be careful it doesn’t spread,” Gandalf explains. “But if it is contained in the prostate it’s no big deal. Many, many men die from it, but it’s one of the cancers that is totally treatable.”

This week in EW: We take a deep dive into into The Hobbit, exploring the film’s long, difficult road to the big screen and the critical, sometimes controversial creative decisions director Peter Jackson has made along the way. Precioussssss.

Last night, Stephen Colbert launched a full week of episodes dedicated to dissecting Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey — complete with a set elaborately decorated to look like The Shire, where Middle-earth’s most fuzzy-footed creatures make their home.

The fake pundit — and real Tolkien superfan — welcomed as his first guest Sir Ian McKellen, a celebrated actor who’s best known in geek circles for playing Magneto in the X-Men movies and Gandalf in Jackson’s Tolkien adaptations.

Press play to see a new Hobbit clip, talk of “Gandalf the Gay,” and McKellen’s assessment of who would win in a fight between Magneto and the White Wizard. In short: Can every week be Hobbit Week?

X-cellent: Both Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen will reprise their roles as Professor X and Magneto in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Back to the Future's got nothing on these time-travel hijinks.

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