Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Reveals Its Biggest Break With Canon

The Lord of the Rings is a trilogy of fantasy adventure films based on J. R. R. Tolkien’s novel. It is directed by the famous film director of NewZealand Peter Jackson. The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Two Towers (2002), and The Return of the King (2003) are the titles of the three films and it is an international collaboration between New Zealand and the United States. It is produced and released by New Line Cinema and WingNut Films 

The Lord of the Rings is broadly accepted as one of the most influential and important film series of all time. It was a huge financial success, with $2.991 billion in worldwide receipts, making it one of the highest-grossing film franchises of all time. Each film received critical acclaim for its groundbreaking special effects, acting, scene design, musical soundtrack, and scenes with emotional depth. The series was heavily rewarded, with 17 Academy Award nominations.

Recently, The Fellowship of the Ring was chosen by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry because it is “culturally, historically, or aesthetically important.”

 Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power 

Lord of the Rings
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In 2017, Amazon Originals revealed that it purchased the global rights to the television adaptation of The Lord of the Rings for $250 million. The Amazon drama, which premieres on Prime Video on September 2, is based on Tolkien’s extensive backstory, which he spelt out in the Lord of the Rings trilogy’s appendices. The studio will almost certainly spend more than $1 billion on five seasons.

‘Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ Plot Details

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will be bringing several fan-favourite J.R.R. Tolkien characters come to life for the first time. 

According to reports, the series picks off after Morgoth, the terrible god, is defeated in a war that nearly wipes out the entire land. Sauron, Morgoth’s general and apprentice, also departed after the battle.

The series begins thousands of years before Frodo and Sam’s quest to destroy the One Ring, as Galadriel, the elf leader, hunts down the last of Morgoth’s minions who hide in the shadows. Since The Rings of Power takes place in the past, we’ll be able to see some familiar locations with new eyes. 

‘Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ Images 

To commemorate the completion of filming in New Zealand, Amazon has published the first image from the series. While Vanity Fair has confirmed that the image is from the first episode of the show, the name of the person pictured has yet to be revealed. Tolkien fans believe the city depicted is Osgiliath, which appears in the Peter Jackson trilogy when Frodo and Sam travel through on their route to Mordor after it has been reduced to ruins.

The photographs give us our first look at Galadriel (Morfydd Clark), who is very different from the characters we’ve seen in prior trilogies. She is now a warrior, thousands of years younger, who must persevere through thick and thin to become the legendary version of herself previously played by Cate Blanchett. Elrond (Robert Aramayo) is also thousands of years younger, and the series will undoubtedly explore his military beginnings. 

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