Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series might have just a few surprises in retailer. Whereas the streaming big has launched few particulars in regards to the upcoming live-action sequence proper now, what we do know hints towards a really completely different story than the Peter Jackson film trilogy. Nearly not one of the characters from the Lord of the Rings films are anticipated to seem within the Amazon sequence, and people who do might not be instantly recognizable. That features the massive unhealthy himself — Sauron.
There’s some compelling evidence to recommend the sequence will observe Sauron earlier than he turned the omnipotent warlord proven briefly in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movies. Let’s dive in.
The Idea — Amazon has revealed the upcoming sequence will happen through the Second Age of Center-earth. The Second Age lasted for over 3,000 years and primarily ended when Isildur minimize the Ring from Sauron’s finger. Which means the sequence might, conceivably, inform loads of various tales. (For context, Frodo’s journey and your complete Conflict of the Ring takes place within the Third Age.)
Nevertheless, the present’s official synopsis states the sequence will happen when “the best villain that ever flowed from Tolkien’s pen threatened to cowl all of the world in darkness.” And to many Lord of the Rings followers, which means the sequence will depict Sauron when he was showing in his “truthful kind” and referred to as himself Annatar, the Lord of Items.
Meet Annatar — Annatar was a kind Sauron took up when he tried to seduce and corrupt the Elves. He managed to trick lots of the Elven smiths, and “helped” (i.e. tricked) them into creating 19 Rings of Energy (three for the Elves, seven for the Dwarves, and 9 for Males), all whereas he himself was forging the One Ring in secret. His plan was to make use of the facility of the One Ring to rule over all the opposite Rings of Energy — primarily giving him energy over all of Center-earth by means of the varied ringbearers.
Sauron’s plan went awry when he placed on the One Ring for the primary time — alerting the Elves to who he actually was and what his intentions actually had been. They responded by hiding their Rings, which led to an open warfare between the Elves and Sauron. The Elves managed to maintain their three rings from him, however the Dwarves and the Males didn’t. The Dwarves had been roughly unaffected by Sauron’s affect — although the rings did fill them with an insatiable need for gold — however the nine men were all easily corrupted and have become the Nazgûl/Ringwraiths.
The Inverse Evaluation — Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings films solid a big shadow over all different Tolkien diversifications (together with Jackson’s personal Hobbit trilogy). Which means Amazon’s Lord of the Rings sequence is not going to solely should recapture the identical form of epic magic that these three movies did, however it can even have to seek out methods to distinguish itself from them. Letting viewers watch Sauron manipulate and scheme as Annatar (suppose one thing akin to Littlefinger in Recreation of Thrones) would undoubtedly be an efficient manner of nonetheless making the villain menacing — with out depicting him in the identical method that Jackson’s movies did.