Amazon took advantage of Comic Con to unveil a new trailer for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power series, as well as posters for 22 characters! Several actors also gave details on their role.
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It’s in just over a month that fans of JRR Tolkien will be able to return to Middle-earth thanks to the Prime Video series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. A show set during the Second Age of the world created by the famous author who will explore the past of certain characters seen in the trilogies of peter jacksonincluding Isildur.
The past of famous people
If we know him as the man who cut off Sauron’s finger wearing the One Ring, the series will show him long before this famous event. To Deadlinehis interpreter Maxim Baldrytold :
“In season 1, he is at a bit of a crossroads: he wants to fulfill his father’s dream and become a ship’s captain like him, but there is this deep desire in him for something he does not know. really. But he works on this ship and at times he looks out to sea and you can see this unsettling commotion, which was amazing to play. All these things make him human and endearing.”
Galadriel, embodied by Cate Blanchett in the films of Peter Jackson, will also be back, this time in the guise of Morfydd Clark. “Galadriel is one of the oldest elves and she is going through a difficult time. She’s hunting something but she doesn’t know what it is. Not everything that happens in Middle-earth happens by chance.
She finds herself a lone elf, which is a scary thing. She bumps into an unlikely mate and they need each other to survive.”, said the actress about her iconic character. And the companion she evokes will be the human Halbrand encamped by Charlie Vickers.
Interracial love stories
He then said: “I think Halbrand and Galadriel have an understanding, a cosmic connection is a good way to describe it. Ultimately, where they meet and what they mean to each other is survival. To live, they must use each other.” Then to add mischievously: “This is where the exciting things start to unfold.”
So is a love story on the program for Galadriel? We will have to wait a little longer to find out, but there will be at least one romance between an elf and a human in The Rings of Power, that between Rounding (Ismael Cruz Cordova) and Bronwyn (Nazanin Boniadi).
“IThey live with love and authenticity. They are not supposed to be together because their people discriminate against each other. There are many parallels with real life, it is art that imitates life. Tolkien was aware of these realities in the world”, indicated Ismael Cruz Córdova to Deadline.
And his on-screen partner, the Iranian Nazanin Boniadi, to specify: “Every relationship has its challenges and it is indeed a forbidden love between a human and an elf. (…) Ismael and I talked about what our union means even among diversifying and building bridges within our own communities.”
The relationship between the two characters will also not sit well with Bronwyn’s own son, Theo, played by Tyroe Muhafidin who warned:[C’est] an anxious teenager who is a bit angry with the world and has a lot of hormones jostling in his body. He’s not the nicest person to talk to, but he has a lot of feelings and emotions.”
The first dwarf woman
The Rings of Power will also feature the first female dwarf in the Lord of the Rings cinematic universe: Disa, princess of the city of Khazad-dûm.
Sophia Nomvetehis interpreter, said on this subject: “Disa is the first female dwarf we’ve ever seen, it’s a groundbreaking moment for the franchise and the film industry. I am so excited and honored to be the host of this movement (…).
What I can share is that she is a force of nature and you will feel close to Disa. She is the wife of Prince Dwarven (Owain Arthur), but she also has her own magical powers, her own ambitions, her own struggles, and a great passion for her people.”
To see all these beautiful people in action, see you on September 2 on Prime Video.