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August 24, 2022

They Actually Screwed Up Gandalf…I Can’t Believe It! The Rings Of Power Makes A Mockery Of Tolkein

TheQuartering [8/24/2022]

According NewYorkPost:

There won’t be sex, but there just might be wizards.

Amazon Prime Video’s notoriously big-budget “Lord of the Rings” TV show has released its latest trailer, and this one has a lot more focus on its characters, including a key mysterious figure who just might be a younger version of Gandalf (played by Ian McKellan in the Peter Jackson movies). 

The story in “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” is set around a thousand years before Frodo (Elijah Wood) and his Fellowship made their journey in the movies. The show’s plot will feature the forging of the rings of power, the rise of the villain Sauron and the rise and fall of the kingdom of Númenor. The cast is a mix of new characters — such as the elf Arondir, played by Ismael Cruz Córdova, and a man named Halbrand, played by Charlie Vickers — as well as a few familiar ones, such as younger versions of the elves Galadriel (Cate Blanchett in the movies; Morfydd Clark in the show) and Elrond (Hugo Weaving in the movies; Robert Aramayo in the show). 

So how could the franchise’s famous wizard Gandalf factor into this? The trailer also shows a couple of shots of a mysterious character in the show who is known as “The Stranger,” played by Daniel Weyman.

Footage from a previous trailer shows him falling from the sky, which is quite an entrance. Since he’s a mysterious man from the sky, he’s obviously not a normal human.

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