There’s a reason why the prelude to Lord of the Rings isn’t actually called Lord of the Rings. Because both Sauron and the rings of power don’t really matter in the first age. Amazon’s new series on Tolkien’s world is set to take place in the Second Age and has now been given a subtitle and a first teaser.
The title is: The Rings of Power. So the Rings, and consequently the One Ring, will come in some form. The Lord of The Ring: The Rings of Power appears as revealed some time ago am 2. September 2022. The first teaser with moving image can be seen here:
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power – The first teaser for the Amazon series is here
Is that exciting information?
Admittedly, this trailer is not particularly exciting. Or rather, apart from liquid metal, there isn’t much to see. At least the soundtrack and the quoted saying, which is engraved on the one ring in the book template, trigger a little goosebumps.
So much, so well known. However, the trailer is not entirely without content, especially since a press release also confirmed what the teaser already suggests. The series thus delves into the creation of the Rings of Power, what problems they cause, and (hopefully) who wore them. With a few exceptions, this is relatively unknown.
What does that tell us?
The Lord of the Rings series will cover a very large time frame and we will see how Sauron spins his intrigues. Because before the ruler of Mordor went to war in Middle-earth, the rascal tried to act in secret several times and was disguised as a beautiful Elf.
Under Sauron’s tutelage, the rings are then forged near Rivendell while he makes his own in Mordor. What follows is largely the story set out in The Lord of the Rings prologue. From the forging of the rings to the great battle on Mount Doom, around 2000 years pass in the Second Age. Lots of material for the series.
In between there is also a big conflict on the island of Numenor, but we don’t want to reveal too much here. Apparently, Amazon is planning to photograph all of these events.
What else do we know?
There is also speculation that at least part of the series (probably as a prologue or flashback) picks up on events from the first age. The two trees of Valinor were recently seen in a picture. We have already talked about this in detail in another news item.
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