Lord of the Ringsthe property that has become a founding myth for modern geek culture, returned to San Diego Comic-Con on Friday with Amazon introducing a new trailer for the huge budget Rings of Power TV series. The panel began with composer Bear McCeary and an orchestra (including choir) performing music from Hall H.
The contest set the tone for emcee (and Tolkien fans note) Stephen Colbert taking the Comic-Con crowd to Middle-earth. The <Ring of Powerdiscovery in the Second Age. The series is set thousands of years before the Peter Jackson films and focuses on the rings of power that allow the Dark Lord Sauron to spread evil across Middle-earth. Colbert notes that the Second Age is one of the least explored aspects of Tolkien mythology. “It’s a story of loss,” said the show’s Colbert, who added that he was impressed by the “sincerity” and “love of this world” for the JD hosts. Payne and Patrick McKay.
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Payne demonstrated his Tolkien bravery by speaking phrases in Elvish and went on to explain why the team decided to focus on the Second Age and the rise of Sauron.
Payne of the series said: “If we were going to tell the story in 50 hours, we wanted to make it worth it. “We wanted to find a big, big Tolkien-ian super epic. Amazon is crazy enough to say, ‘yes, let’s do it.’
Payne was particularly impressed by the story of the fall of Númenor, which resembles Tolkien’s Atlantis. “It is incredibly painful,” but notes that there may be “something we can learn” from it — given that it is the story of a divided society.
The team has been working on the series since 2018, with commercials – including producer Lindsay Weber – pouring over the published Appendix Tolkien. They sometimes expand a few passages into official characters and races, such as the hunters – the ancestors of the Hobbits. McKayn said that as a Tolkien fan, the team feels enormous pressure to deliver. “We as fans have been disappointed many times – and we don’t want to let you down.”
The team has introduced a new trailer, which includes what could be a frog – the flaming enemy Gandalf encountered in the first Jackson movie. The footage was so packed that even Tolkien scholar Colbert couldn’t capture it all. Becalm Late show host: “I don’t know what the hell some of those people are.”
Of the vast cities, Weber noted that they built most of it. “A large amount of it is in the camera. Weber said.
The last time the whole Tolkien world went to Hall H was in 2014 2014 for The Hobbits: Battle of the Five Armiesthe third and final part of Jackson Lord of the Rings prequel film. The other things Hobbit movies that never culminated in Jackson’s Oscar-winning original Lord of the Rings trilogy, but Amazon is betting big on its new series, which is billed as the most expensive TV show of all time, with a $465 million spend on season one alone. (Part of that was the cost of acquiring rights to Tolkien’s estate.)
Amazon is betting big on Rings of Powerwith eight episodes of the first season premiering on September 2.
More will come.