Amazon Studios released a first trailer for the blockbuster TV series Lord of the Rings The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power today, and while it’s full of lush visuals from the show’s first season, it reveals very little about the show’s plot or characters.
Fortunately, there are many Tolkien legends, information about casting and story suggestions connect multiple dots. Read on, as we show you everything from the first trailer to The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power are secretly showing you without actually telling you.
A city by the river of man
We start with a shot that conjures up some of the most iconic images of The Lord of the Rings trilogy by Peter Jackson. This seaside city houses the large Minas Tirith, but the large strutting statue with one arm outstretched will impress most viewers because of its connection to Argonath. Two giant statues featured in the original promotional posters The fellowship of the ring (2001).
In Tolkien lore, the two Argonath statues are among the greats of the kingdom of Gondor, which is what makes it a good bet that this is a city of men and not of elves. But this is definitely not Gondor. Most likely we are looking at the island nation Númenor – the human civilization whose survivors founded Gondor.
Hunter with elk horns
All we know about these people is an article in Vanity Fair describes them as “nomadic hunters that roam the fields of Middle-earth.” But they look pretty wild, don’t they?
A young girl Harfoot
All the while, we heard the only dialogue of the trailer, a female voice saying “Have you ever wondered… is there anything else? There are wonders in this world beyond our wanderings. I can feel it.” When she finished, we switched to a scene where actress Megan Richards was editing the language: This is the character who said it. So either she really said the thing. it’s in the series, or the editors of this trailer want us to think she said that.
According to the characteristics of Vanity Fair, Richards’ character is a “lovely, curious” girl – the racial forerunner of the modern Hobbit. Tolkien was clear in Lord of the Rings that the Hobbits didn’t do anything worthy of recognition in the Second Age, but hosts Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne invented a particular hound culture that “thrives on secrecy.” and evade detection.
That would be consistent with Hobbits staying out of the spotlight of history, and quite similar to how, in the book, Tolkien explains why no one has seen Hobbits in modern times. “Even in the olden days, as a rule, they were shy of the ‘Big Folk,’ as they call us,” he wrote in the opening to the book. Lord of the Rings“And now they avoid us with dismay and are becoming hard to find […] They own from the first time the art of disappearing quickly and silently, when the masses of people they do not want to see again are confused; and this art they developed until to Men it seemed magical. ”
Galadriel climbs a frozen waterfall
Morfydd Clark is playing younger Galadriel because the Rings of Power, seen here climbing a large frozen waterfall in full armor and gear. In Tolkien’s trove of lore, Galadriel actually had a history of evil before she settled into becoming queen of her own kingdom, and Ring Looks like it’s here to take advantage of that.
We took a closer look at her dagger in the character poster of Amazon, we can see that it has an interwoven gold and silver tree pattern. This may be for the purpose of conjuring up the two magic trees that were once given Birthplace of Galadriel its day/night cycle – or as a harbinger of her final rule over Lothlorien, a forest famous for its gold and silver leaf trees.
A boy lost at sea
This struggling man appears to be the original Halbrand, “a fugitive from his own past,” based on the Vanity Fair feature. On a long trip, he will meet Galadriel while the two are wandering in the western seas of Middle-earth.
Arondir, an elf warrior
Here, Ismael Cruz Córdova’s Arondir gets a series of heroic shots, performing amazing bows. This goblin warrior comes from the woods rather than the goblin cities, and seems to have a forbidden love affair with a human woman – a village healer named Bronwyn. Tolkien is very specifically about how many human-elf love affairs in Middle-earth history actually took place. So if McKay and Payne accepted the letter of Professor’s law, Arondir and Bronwyn might have to die in the first place.
Goblins in capes observe meteors
Although played by Benjamin Walker, we’re not sure who this house elf is, nor are we sure what the object in the sky is. His outfit seems to match the outfit shown in release character posters – golden cape, many rings – but as to his identity, we have only conjecture. There are any number of heroes and goblin leaders he can become, not to mention the possibility of being an original character. For now, all we can say for sure is that although he has a lot of rings, he’s not a Celebrimbor fairy ringsmith. He is played by Charles Edwards.
Galadriel on a horse
What would a Lord of the Rings performance be without riders galloping through the plains of New Zealand? Looks like this is Galadriel, moving in a clip.
A character running away from a troll-like monster in a cave
Here, a torch figure recoils from a monster. He wears the same gray clothing as Galadriel in the climbing scene, perhaps suggesting some connection between the characters.
An elves place
This is a beautiful forest goblin location, which you can tell from the people in the forest.
Prince Durin IV
This bearded man was prince Owain Arthur’s Durin IV, from the dwarven city-state Khazad-dûm. In Tolkien lore, Khazad-dûm was founded by Durin I, elder brother of the first dwarves, and by the Second Age it had become the greatest seat of human culture and craftsmanship. dwarf in Middle-earth, supported by rich deposits of mithril.
But fans of The Lord of the Rings know Khazad-dûm by a more infamous name, given to it after the dwarves in it plunge too greedy and too deep: Moria. However, Tolkien has placed Khazad-dûm’s demise under Durin VI’s reign, so we can’t guarantee that there will be a Balrog cameo. Rings of Power.
Robert Aramayo has some big shoes to fill, portraying a young and untried Elrond for audiences accustomed to Hugo Weaving’s charismatic transformation as the character. Here he is… next to a rock. Rockin’.
This singing woman is the dwarf princess Disa, played by Sophia Nomvete. Since she is a princess and Durin IV is a prince, it seems they are related by marriage or blood.
Galadriel at sea
A man’s hand – Halbrand’s, perhaps – lifted Galadriel’s wet hair, revealing her pointed dwarf ears.
Every Lord of the Rings trailer is better with a man in flames
A smaller, shaggy-headed man reached out his hand toward what appeared to be an old man with a wild beard and hair-and the two appeared to be in a pit of rubble. The smaller character’s silhouette fits in quite well with Megan Richards’ unnamed Harfoot lass, and thanks to Vanity Fair, we know that her storyline in the series will begin when she and a friend “encounter”. with a mysterious missing man whose origins promise to be one of the show’s most intriguing mysteries. ”
There is only one thing that a bearded old man in the midst of danger means in the symbolism of Lord of the Rings. Is this Richards character? Is this her mysterious lost man? To be Rings of Power hide a wizard in its unrevealed characters? And if so, which one?? Amazon isn’t revealing anything in this short trailer, that’s for sure.
Durin splits a rock
Hey, it’s Durin IV again!
Arondir’s has an ax
Arondir swings a primitive-looking ax into battle!
Won’t become the Lord of the Rings without a battle
Elves fight Orcs!
Small hand in big hand
The final image of the teaser shows a small hand holding the fingers of a much older person – a child and an adult? A Hobbit and a demigod? There’s no way to tell until The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power launches on Amazon Prime Video on September 2.
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