Lord of the Rings Amazon Series: Everything We Know So Far

It’s been 15 years since the last Lord of the Rings film came out in cinemas, and 4 years since movie-goers had another chance to venture into Middle Earth via the less-loved The Hobbit trilogy. Now we as a fan-base stand on the precipice of quite the historic return to J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy masterpiece.

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Whilst nothing official has been announced by Amazon themselves, thanks to a number of reports from the likes of The Hollywood Reporter we do have a relatively clear understanding of what is to come with this new series and how we arrived at this point in the first place.

With that in mind, here is everything we know about Amazon’s Lord of the Rings TV series…

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Peter Jackson ruled out of Amazon prequel series

Despite recent speculation that famed director of the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies may be in discussions over working on the Amazon Lord of the Rings prequel series, it appears as thought that’s no longer the case.

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Speaking at a media event whilst promoting his next film The Mortal Engines Jackson confirmed that he will not be involved in Amazon’s prequel series, which is supposedly set to focus on a young Aragorn throughout the first season.

This may have something to do with the rumoured DC Universe film he was in the running for, but only time will tell.

No doubt this announcement will upset many fans who clamoured for him to return to the glory days of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but there will be those who still have a sour taste after The Hobbit.

Fan-Casting A Young Aragorn Series

Let’s try something a little different!

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Last month it was reported that Amazon’s Lord of the Rings prequel series may spend the first season focusing on the adventures of a young Aragorn as he journey’s through Middle Earth to avoid the gaze of Sauron.

With that in mind I thought it would be fun to take a look at casting some characters who may appear in said series, with a particular focus on new characters rather than re-casting younger versions of characters whom we know and love from both the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.

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New J.R.R Tolkien Novel Confirmed

If  J.R.R Tolkien can publish a new book 45 years after his death then people really need to stop worrying about G.R.R Martin popping his clogs before A Dream of Spring.

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Fortunately, Tolkien has his son Christopher to thank for his latest publication as despite rumours that Beren and Lúthien would be the final publication from the Tolkien family it was finally confirmed yesterday by Harper Collins that The Fall of Gondolin will be hitting book stores on 30 August this year.

The Tolkien Society added some more info, stating that “The Fall of Gondolin will follow the same format as Beren and Lúthien published last year, separating out the story so that it stands alone while showing how the narrative evolved over the years. This is the first time the tale of the Fall of Gondolin will be published as a standalone edition, collecting all versions of the story together.”

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