LOTR: The Rings of Power First Images Reveal Young Galadriel & Elrond

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LOTR: The Rings of Power First Images Reveal Young Galadriel & Elrond

First look images for Amazon’s  have emerged, giving fans a closer look at the upcoming series. One of the most popular fantasy franchises is returning to the screen this fall with the latest incarnation of The Lord of the Rings universe. While J.J.R. Tolkien’s beloved novel series has been depicted through two trilogies on the big screen, Amazon Prime’s Lord of the Rings series will focus on the untold story of the Second Age of Middle-Earth. Since its development in 2017, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power has become one of the most heavily guarded projects within the last few years.

Despite having a mega-sized cast, the studio has been keeping almost every Rings of Power character under wraps, with Morrfydd Clark’s Galadriel and Sauron being the two confirmed exceptions. The secrecy has been so tight that it wasn’t until January 2022 that Amazon announced the show’s full title. Since The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is arriving in roughly six months, the studio has begun its viral marketing campaign. Recently, The Rings of Power recently released over 20 new Middle Earth character posters, giving eager fans a look at the costumes, but without revealing a single name or face.

While Amazon is set to debut a new teaser trailer during the Super Bowl this Sunday, new first look images from The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power have also been released by ahead of the weekend. The images reveal several brand new Middle Earth characters, as well as young versions of both Lord of the Rings‘ Galadriel and Elrond. Check them out below:

While Galadriel was already confirmed to be part of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, the new images also introduce Robert Aramayo as a young Elrond, who Hugo Weaving played in the original trilogy. As expected, the Amazon adaptation is inventing several original characters outside the established canon. Some of the prominent additions include dwarfen princess Disa (Sophia Nomvete), silvan elf Arondir (Ismael Cruz Córdova), Bronwyn (Nazanin Boniadi), and Halbrand (Charlie Vickers). The showrunners also re-affirm that there will be Hobbit representation through harfoots, which are being established as Hobbit ancestors. Megan Richards and Markella Kavenagh are playing two undisclosed harfoots that will have a crucial storyline when they encounter a “mysterious lost man” with an origin that is described as being one of the series “most enticing enigmas.”

It was a given that The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is keeping Sauron under wraps as much as possible. Looking at the entire gallery, the new images provide a welcome, familiar feeling, while also giving viewers something new from Tolkien’s universe. An element that the production deserves some recognition for is its inclusivity and more diverse casting, with one example being the casting of Nomvete as the first Black actress to play a dwarf. Other than that, to see iconic characters like Elrond and Galadriel in this new light is quickly becoming one of the most promising stories in The Rings of Power. With the release of these images, it will be exciting to see what Sunday brings when the first teaser trailer for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power finally drops, showing the latest take on Tolkien’s franchise in action.

Source: Vanity Fair

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