Despite some misgivings from Peter Jackson fans, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power looks like an epic big surprise.
There are scary things in life, like skydiving and making The Lord of the Rings a series. With Star Wars and Marvel, the Lord of the Rings franchiseis guarded and protected by a huge community of fans who bring the work of J.R.R. Tolkien to life and who, for the most part, defend body and soul the trilogy directed by the great Peter Jackson.
If several platforms were in on it, Jeff Bezos, apparently a big fan of Tolkien, finally acquired the rights to the saga for the modest sum of 250 million dollars in 2017. If the very idea of a new adaptation frightened the fans, you have to admit that the first images of the series, like those of House of the Dragon, were far from convincing. But Amazon has gone into overdrive for the rest of the promo, in particular by unveiling a breathtaking trailer.
One month before the broadcast of the first episode, the promotion is still intensifying. Following the reveal of a new trailer at San Diego Comic-Con, Amazon released a behind-the-scenes video for the series, in which several speakers, including Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne (the showrunners of the series), discuss in particular the importance of the Second Age and the major role of the Elf Galadriel.
“Any quest worth its salt needs a community”
Every good quest needs a fellowship. #TheRingsOfPower pic.twitter.com/iEbO7D3GRR
— The Lord of the Rings on Prime (@LOTRonPrime) August 3, 2022
The floor is also given to Morfydd Clark, interpreter of Galadriel, which we quickly understand that she will be (unsurprisingly) a driving character in the story, unlike Peter Jackson's films where her role was only secondary. The creators insist on the importance of the group by recalling that “Any quest worthy of the name needs a community” and that therefore, Galadriel will find supporters to carry out its quest.
Despite these indications, the video shows above all the scale of the series and the vast sets, emphasizing the character epic of Tolkien's writings that The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power promises to summon. Fire, swords, huge boats, underwater creatures and battles, all the ingredients seem to come together to make this new adaptation the back-to-school series.
Whether The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will be as successful as this video hints,see you September 2, 2022 on Amazon Prime Video, between two episodes of House of the Dragon.