Christopher Tolkien son of Lord Of The Rings author J.R.R.Tolkien has hit out at some media claims that the Gandalf character is Gay.
Speculation about the wizards sexuality increased following JK Rowling's announcement that Professor Dumbledore from the blockbuster Harry Potter books was gay.
Many observers see similarities in the two characters, both are wizards, both are very old and both have long beards.
Dumbledore has a close relationship with Harry Potter just as Gandalf has with Frodo Baggins.
"Just because because Gandalf was played by a well known shirt lifter in the film trilogy doesn't mean to say the character is that way inclined" said Tolkien.
"People are always trying to read something into things that just aren't there" he added.
Sir Ian McKellen agrees,"Theres absolutely nothing to suggest that Gandalf is gay, I mean just because he spends most of his time hanging around with young male Hobbits, doesnt have a girlfiend and is in an almost exclusively male cast is beside the point".
"People are just trying to typecast him, it's nonsense" thundered the openly Gay thespian.
Speculation is rife that Obi Wan Kenobi the Jedi Warrior in the Star Wars series will be the next character to be outed by the media.