Ian McKellen worked with screenwriters to make Iceman's reveal to his parents that he is a mutant to appear like a realistic "coming-out" scene.
- McKellen voices The Narrator in Stardust with director Matthew Vaughn and writer Jane Goldman.
- McKellen work with Dominic Monaghan on the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
- McKellen worked with Dan Stevens in the 2017 remake of Beauty and the Beast.
- He expressed interest in Logan, but didn't appear in the film.