Possibly the most anticipated trailer to air during Super Bowl LVI, Amazon gave viewers their first real look at their new “Lord of the Rings” universe TV show, “The Rings of Power.” .
Amazon has been teasing fans for months, leaking tiny bits of information at a time. Last month they had a trailer announcing the name of the show, and earlier this month they released some first look footage.
The trailer gave fans a good look at young Galadriel, Elrond, and Isildur, as well as photos of new characters and locations.
Galadriel, who was originally played by Cate Blanchet, is portrayed in Morfydd Clark’s new show. Additionally, Robert Aramayo portrays Elrond, who was first played by Hugo Weaving, and Maxim Baldry portrays Isildur, who was originally played by Harry Sinclair.
Besides the familiar characters, there are new faces, including Ismael Cruz Cordova as Arondir and Nazanin Boniadi as Bronwyn. Little is known about who these characters are.
Tolkein fans may also recognize Celebrimbor, who in Middle-earth lore was the master elven blacksmith who was tricked by Sauron, the evil antagonist from the original film and book series, into creating the Rings of Power. . Although not in the trailer, he will be played by Charles Edwards in the new Amazon series.
‘Lord of the Rings’ fans have been nervously excited about the new show as the latest installment of ‘Lord of the Rings’, ‘The Hobbit’ series, has been criticized. The big question is, can Amazon capture the magic of the original film series directed by Peter Jackson?
Fans will find out on September 2, 2022, when the show premieres on Prime Video.
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