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Ian McKellen Is Set To Officiate Patrick Stewart’s Wedding, Promises No Mutant Attacks, Lots of Fireworks

Oh My Stars and Garters

In what may be one of the greatest moments in geek history, it was announced Sir Ian McKellen would marry longtime friend and colleague Sir Patrick Stewart. The only way this story could have been better would be if they were marrying each other. 

This story just makes me go, “Aww, buddies!”

McKellen appeared on The Jonathan Ross Show over the weekend and dropped the bomb. He would be officiating the marriage of Stewart to his fiancée, Sunny Ozell. “I’m going to marry Patrick,” he blurted out while on the topic of X-Men: Days of Future Past, “How else do you put that? I’m going to officiate at his wedding.”

No word on where or when the ceremony will take place but this isn’t the first time McKellen has officiated a ceremony. He mentioned the most recent was for two men in the U.K, that he wore a white gown, and cried his eyes out. I’m just going to assume he was wearing his Gandalf costume.

Edit: Here’s the video from the show:

(via Entertainment Weekly)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."