Lord of the Rings fans have been patiently waiting for the next portal to Middle-earth in the form of the next Prime Video series. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. As the wait time gets shorter and shorter, more news has been popping up out of nowhere. According to Deadline, another big trailer is coming to Comic-Con this year!
This July, Comic-Con International: San Diego attendees will have the opportunity to attend a panel in the convention’s iconic Hall H. The panel will star showrunners JD Payne and Patrick McKay. Next to them will be several stars behind. power rings. While there’s no confirmation of who from the cast will be in attendance, chances are there’s a long list!
The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power will star Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Owain Arthur, Robert Aramayo, Maxim Baldry, Morfydd Clark, Nazanin Boniadi, Charles Edwards, Morfydd Clark, Trystan Gravelle, Sir Lenny Henry, Ema Horvath, Joseph Mwle, Markella Kavenagh, Sophia Nomvete, Tyroe Muhafidin , Lloyd Owen, Dylan Smith, Megan Richards, Leon Wadham, Charlie Vickers, Benjamin Walker, Daniel Weyman, and Sara Zwangobani. Hopefully, the entire cast will be able to attend everyone on one stage, which would surely be a treat for eager fans!
Returning to Middle Earth
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is destined to be a standout in JRR Tolkien’s legendary fantasy trilogy. The series takes place in the Second Age, which is thousands of years before Frodo Baggins’s era. The series will focus on a cast of characters, featuring characters both familiar and completely new to audiences. The official synopsis on Amazon describes the series as such.
Beginning in a time of relative peace, we follow a cast of characters facing the resurgence of evil in Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains to the majestic forests of Lindon, the stunning island kingdom of Númenor, and the farthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will create legacies that will endure long after they are gone.
While many fans are excited to dive back into Middle-earth, the show is not without its controversy. This is in the form of casting multiple actors of color to bring inclusion to the world. Many fans embrace inclusivity, while others scream blasphemy. But executive producer Lindsey Weber defended the decision with Vanity Fair, stating that Tolkien is for everyone to enjoy.
Despite the back-and-forth conversations on social media among fans, the reigning majority are still waiting on the edge of their seats for the big premiere. Amazon is also eagerly waiting, but for those streaming royalties, the company is already planning for the series to run for five seasons. With a budget of $450 million US dollars for the first season of eight episodes, it is preparing to become the most expensive television series ever made! With a dedicated team and a budget of that size, we can only hope that the end result is something truly unforgettable. Will you tune in on September 2, 2022? Perhaps what will be revealed at Comic-Con could convince you!