Skip to comments.Spy Report: 20 new details emerge from Amazon’s Lord of the Rings: Characters, Sexless Nudity and Halflings!
Posted on 07/21/2021 4:56:50 PM PDT by Artemis Webb
Amazon's “The Lord of the Rings” Second Age series has been notoriously secretive...We have been able to verify most of today’s report as currently accurate per sources that are involved with the Production...
Men, Elves and Dwarves have their own sequestered production units for the different Free Peoples [this intriguing bit rather suggests the narrative might be constructed across wide time jumps or told from pockets of different historical viewpoints, perhaps even an anthology approach rotating characters from the various Free Peoples all reacting to the same thing, but over what timelines we still do not know. Scripts are only digitally shared among actors and crew under draconian control mechanisms to track any persons who could access them There is a fake production team shooting decoy footage on fake sets unrelated to the real Production – [thus making some “reports of location sightings” false leads by tricksy hobbitses and we must admit this is very clever indeed!]
Some Halflings are dark skin precursors to Shire-hobbits quite possibly “one of three somewhat different breeds” maybe Harfoots; [described by Tolkien in the Prologue to LOTR ‘Concerning Hobbits’ pg. 12: “they were browner of skin,” and also “they moved westward early,” alluding to a time in their Wandering Days, or perhaps earlier when they kept no records of their journeys over the Misty Mountains westward (which may explain a little of why any early antecedents of pre-Shire migration hobbits would appear here in the Second Age instead of Third Age narrative) Nudity is sparse and not sexualized— contrary to earlier concerns: but rather this artistic choice represents very dark thematic material suggestive of concentration camp-type visuals of victims, a harrowing portrayal of the corruption of the Elves by dark powers to ultimately become Orcs.
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This is going to be a total you-know-what show. A complete disaster. The people who do show business cannot possibly do this any other way. Get ready for gay hobbits.
I think this will become a woke disaster. There is no reason to remake TLR at all. They will not be able to surpass the Peter Jackson version, regardless of how woke they get. Do they own the rights? There should be penalties in such rights contracts that prevent the woke nightmare that Disney is wallowing in.
It’s not actually The Lord of the Ring at all. The Lord of the Ring took place in the 3rd age of Middle Earth. This takes place in the 2nd age (mostly), several thousand years before TLOTR. It’s mostly based on Tolkein’s works in The Silmarillion. And yes, they have rights. The Tolkien estate has been cooperative and supportive (though I suspect $ signs are a big factor for that support).
Get ready for hobbits from clans named Downlow and Shagbottom talking about critical racist theory.
Cost is in the neighborhood of ONE Billion Dollars US.
Main unit wrapped shooting in April 2021;
J.A. Bayona’s (a Spanish film director.) episodes are a standalone entry point to the series [like a feature film];
There are more incredible directors and big stars yet to be announced;
LOTR & Wheel of Time are sharing crew & directors;
They are aiming for a mid-2022 release;
Three lore experts / Tolkien scholars were on set for a time during production;
Tolkien Estate is said to be very happy with how things are progressing;
*CONFIRMED* for the 1st time EVER: elements & passages from “The Silmarillion” and “Unfinished Tales” are licensed by Amazon Studios for this adaptation [we broadly speculate those are sections of the book relative to Númenor and Rings of Power including full rights to stories licensed in the Appendices of “The Lord of the Rings,” which already mention Númenor and much more. Actors had posted instagram pics from Silmarillion over the last 18 months;
Sauron/Annatar will not be revealed in Season One
How long before they depict “Trump” as evil incarnate and his mindless army of orcs/trolls?
You know they have strayed, and maybe far. I will wait to see the reviews.
You are correct. I’m glad you posted the facts because then I didn’t need to.
Oh, I’m sure they will work in some oblique reference to Trump as Morgoth/Melkor.
What was wrong with the superb Ring series filmed in New Zealand?
You forgot these critters:
And hey, they wouldn't need any makeup!
If you mean the Lord of the Rings trilogy by Peter Jackson that came out approximately 20 years ago, it was pretty well done. Visually, it was spectacular, and they made surprisingly few concessions to the dogma of the Current Year of the time. They were true enough to the novel to make it worthwhile. Ten years later, The Hobbit trilogy was a ridiculous, bloated, CGI garbage fest, cash grab; complete with “strong female character” who wasn’t in the book, shoe-horned-in diversity, a really forced romantic storyline, and a near-complete departure from Tolkien. In the decade since that awfulness came out, things have gotten a lot worse in the entertainment industry. Prepare for a lesbian, black, female, hobbit who is the greatest warrior in Middle Earth. Return of the King was released a very long time ago.
Nudity is sparse and not sexualized— contrary to earlier concerns: but rather this artistic choice represents very dark thematic material suggestive of concentration camp-type visuals of victims, a harrowing portrayal of the corruption of the Elves by dark powers to ultimately become Orcs
LOTR is not. We have seen Peter Jackson's movies. So what's the point?
Should post this to the Hobbit Hole thread.
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