Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Release Date Status, Trailer, Cast, More Detail!
Having made fans sit patiently for a good couple of years now, Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is finally set to premiere in just a few months. While the wait has been long, we’ve had some bits and pieces to tide us over at least, including cast announcements, first look photos, and a trailer – and it’s those things this article is concerned about.
So, as our trip back to Middle-earth gets closer, we’ve put together everything you need to know about the Lord of the Rings TV show right here, including what we’ve already talked about, when the show takes place, what it’s about, and even what people think of the first few episodes. And there’s more where that came from, so don’t worry, we’re not being like Gandalf and keeping our secrets… If you’re looking for something to watch right now, check out our articles on the best movies and shows on Amazon Prime Video.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Release Date
Amazon has confirmed that The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will be out on a certain date. The new show will start on Amazon Prime on September 2, 2022.
The streamer was announced in August 2021, giving fans over a year to make plans to watch the first episode slowly. Amazon must be happy with what they’re seeing on set. Filming has been going on for a while, and in May 2020, director J.A. Bayona, best known for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, posted a photo from behind the scenes. At one point, people thought that the plan was to release the game in December 2021, but the COVID pandemic changed that.
Even if there hadn’t been a pandemic, it was still going to take a long time for the Lord of the Rings TV show to start. Deadline said before that there would be a four- to five-month break after the first two episodes were shot so that the showrunners could figure out what worked and what didn’t. Some people thought that season 2 would then film right after season 1. One effect of this strategy may have been that actor Tom Budge left the show because of “creative differences.” We’ll talk more about that in a minute.
Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power cast
The number of actors in Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is huge, so let’s start with the biggest names: Morfydd Clark, who plays Maud in the TV show Saint Maud, has agreed to play a young Galadriel. Will Poulter’s role as a young Elrond was taken over by Robert Aramayo, who played a young Ned Stark in Game of Thrones. Maxim Baldry, who used to be best known as the kid from Mr. Bean’s Holiday (yes, we’re old), will play Isildur, the future king.
McKay told Vanity Fair, “When you meet Isildur, he’s like Michael Corleone” (opens in new tab). “He is the youngest and most optimistic member of the family. Find out what tragic choice that guy made at the end instead of a stupid mistake.”
These are the three most well-known characters in the new show, except for Sauron, whose role hasn’t been cast yet.
Alums of Game of Thrones Oren will be played by Joseph Mawle, a veteran TV and movie actor who is best known for playing Benjen Stark. No one with that name shows up in the books. Durin IV, the prince of the ruined dwarven mines of Khazad-dûm, is played by Owain Arthur in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. You can expect to see the Khazad-dûm at its best. His partner, Disa, is played by Sophia Nomvete. Fans are already upset because it looks like she doesn’t have a beard.
The harfoots are the hobbits’ ancestors, and Lenny Henry, Megan Richards, and Markella Kavenagh all play them. Ismael Cruz Córdova will play the elf Arondir, and Nazanin Boniadi will play Bronwyn, a human who is in love with him but can’t have him. Fans of J.R.R. Tolkien think that their relationship will be like the one between human Beren and elf Luthien, which Aragorn and Arwen mentioned. Theo, who is played by Tyrone Muhafidin, is Bronwyn’s son.
Charles Edwards, who is from Britain, will play Celebrimbor, the elf who makes the Rings of Power. Tom Budge was supposed to play the part, but he dropped out of the show because he didn’t like the way it was being made. Ben Walker will play Gil-galad, the king of the high elves. Charlie Vickers will play a person who is close to Galadriel. Simon Merrells will play Trevyn, and Daniel Weyman will play a mysterious Stranger.
Ema Horvath, Dylan Smith, Peter Mullan, Ian Blackburn (Shelter), Kip Chapman (Top of the Lake), Anthony Crum (The Wild), Maxine Cunliffe (Power Rangers Megaforce), Tryston Gravelle (The Terror), Thusitha Jayasundera (Broadchurch), Fabian McCallum (You, Me, and the Apocalypse), Simon Merrells (Good Omens), Geoff Morrell (Top of the Also, Peter Tait will be in the show. He played Shagrat, a Black Uruk, in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Shagrat found Frodo after Shelob poisoned him. Maybe he’ll be playing another scary creature?
Sir Ian McKellen, who played the wise wizard Gandalf in the three Lord of the Rings movies and the three Hobbit movies, has said that no one else could play the role. “You mean there’s another Gandalf?” When Graham Norton asked McKellen if someone else could play the part, McKellen said yes. “I haven’t said yes yet because nobody’s asked me. But are you saying that it will be played by someone else? Since Gandalf is older than 7,000 years, I’m not too old.”
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Plot
The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings take place at the end of the Third Age of Middle-Earth. The Rings of Power, on the other hand, takes place during the Second Age and is about the rise of Sauron, the Dark Lord who uses the people of Middle-Earth to make plans to create chaos and make the world do what he wants.
The Second Age lasts for thousands of years, which gives The Rings of Power a lot of room to tell stories. Even though the show will probably be about Sauron’s return (after he was weakened by Morgoth’s war against the Elves) and the making of the Rings of Power, this time in Middle-earth is also when the island kingdom Numenor falls.
Not everything on the show will happen in the Second Age. Our first look at the series gave us a hint of how Tolkien’s world of Arda, which is the setting for his epic fantasy books, came to be.
A recent leak from Fellowship of Fans says that the Balrog will make an appearance in the Amazon series at some point in the first season. The news source says that the monster will show up during the battle shown in the first Rings of Power trailer.
Empire said that the upcoming epic fantasy series will last about 50 hours and cover a huge amount of ground. Rings of Power’s cinematography and storylines have been planned out for many seasons in advance, which is pretty cool.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Trailer
We see Galadriel traversing a giant wall of ice in a region called the Forodwaith, shots of key elven characters in Gil-galad and Elrond, and some blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moments involving the dwarves who live under the Misty Mountains. We also catch a glimpse of brand-new characters, such as the hobbit’s predecessors in the harfoots, and a mysterious meteor streaking across the sky. There’s a man inside of it, too, who could play a significant role in Middle-earth events that are yet to come.
If you want more details on what’s shown in the teaser trailer, you can check out our trailer breakdown piece.
Before the first trailer’s arrival, we were also treated to a minute-long trailer that revealed the official title for Amazon’s Lord of the Rings:
Surprisingly, the video wasn’t made with CGI. IGN says that the whole sequence was practically made and shot at the same time. A small team made the sequence and then filmed it with a Phantom Flex 4K camera to capture every fantastic moment.
On June 27, a new 15-second video that looks like a TV ad was posted on Prime Video’s social media channels. Could a new trailer be uploaded to the Internet soon? If one comes out soon, we think it will be at San Diego Comic-Con, where a panel for The Rings of Power will be held in Hall H, according to TheOneRing.net. The showrunners and some of the cast members will be there, so mark your calendars for July 21–24 for more Lord of the Rings information.
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