Only a few weeks away from its broadcast on the platform Amazon Prime Videothe highly anticipated return to Middle-earth is already announced as one of the major audiovisual events of this year. Enjoying so far a sibylline promotion, the famous series has known how to work on the body the expectations of aficionados of the work of JRR Tolkien, only revealing in dribs and drabs some visuals here and there.
Predating the original trilogy by several millennia, Rings of Power will therefore cover the forging of the One Ring, the rise to power of Sauron, and will chronicle the very last alliance between Men and Elves. An altogether promising plot, with ambition supported by a colossal budget, which has finally revealed itself a little more by way of a mysterious new teaser.
Last February, the first trailer revealed by the platform had sharply divided internet users, and paved the way for many over-the-top controversies relating to too obvious parity (don’t look), or even the excessive use of multiple digital effects. However, it is difficult for these new images to generate any debate. the preview is so conspicuous by its short duration.
Thus, for fifteen seconds and five shots, the spectator has just enough time to observe an incandescent object splitting the sky under Galadriel’s eyes (Morfydd Clark), the dwarf Durin IV (Owain Arthur), or Princess Tar-Míriel (Cynthia Addai-Robinson). Note that it says that a significantly longer version is viewable on Amazon Prime Video for subscribers.
And still no Orcs in the teasers
It will now be a question of wisely waiting until San Diego Comic-Con, which will take place from July 21 to 24, in order to find out a little more. Indeed, a panel will be reserved for Rings of Powerand will give pride of place to its two executive producers, JD Payne and Patrick McKay. Perhaps the opportunity to discover new visualseven to officially unveil on the Internet the teaser disclosed exclusively to Prime subscribers (even if it paradoxically announces the revelation of a trailer from July 14).
Suffice to say that Comic-Con could have much more spectacular surprises in store for us than a simple trailer a few days later. As a reminder, Amazon Prime acquired the rights to the books for the tidy sum of 250 million dollars, to which is added a $1 billion commitment to produce five seasons. The first, which will consist of 8 episodes, will be broadcast from September 2 on the Amazon Prime platform.