The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is dropping on Prime Video in September this year, but today fans at San Diego Comic-Con got another early look at the show — which will reportedly cost Amazon Studios $1 billion to produce.
The trailer, which is about three minutes long, shows the widest scope of footage from the show yet. It begins with Galadriel in front of an enormous heap of soldier’s helmets, with a voice-over that says “We thought the war, at last, was ended.”
The peace doesn’t last, though. When Galadriel looks through a seeing stone called a palantir, she sees more war, chaos and carnage. A Balrog — the fiery demon that took Gandalf the Grey out in The Fellowship of the Ring — even makes an appearance. Meanwhile, Twitter is busy speculating whether a certain blond, blue-eyed, ethereal-looking character might be Sauron.
The show is set in the Second Age of Middle Earth. For the lay people among you, that’s thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. It goes on to show shots of an elven kingdom, and general well-being.
We’ve already had a peek at the show. Thewas released in February. It stars Markella Kavenagh, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Morfydd Clark and Robert Aramayo among others.