“The Dwarven kingdom of Moria is not an abandoned mine and Gray Havens is not yet an abandoned city,” Howe continued, before adding, “I loved having the opportunity to explore this history. invisible.” Essentially, it feels like a version of Middle-earth that’s much more like the idyllic Shire the original trilogy begins in, and less like the empty, war-torn landscapes the hobbits explore throughout the “Lord Lord” series. rings”. We’ll see what this still-developing landscape of Middle-earth looks like, and so far, it looks pretty good. On the other hand, another upcoming project “The Lord of the Rings”, the animated film from Warner Bros. “War of the Rohirrim”, will tell a story more focused on the battle taking place in Helm’s Deep.
Howe also promises that the new series will explore a part of Middle-earth that neither Jackson’s original trilogy nor more recent “Hobbit” movies have covered: The Sea. How describes a crew of elves traveling the ocean as “intimidating and enterprising and almost colonizing the world”. I don’t like the colonization of it all, but it seems like the Elvish equivalent of pirates, which I’m sure audiences will love.
“The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” was made in conjunction with the author’s estate, and earlier this year showrunners Patrick McKay and JD Payne pointed out to Vanity Fair that the series has the rights to the “Rings” trilogy of books, its appendices, and “The Hobbit”. The story will have to avoid anything mentioned in “The Silmarillion” or the author’s unfinished texts, as these were apparently not part of the adaptation deal.
“The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” premieres on Prime Video on September 2, 2022.