I can't wait. My most anticipated new show right now.
(Though it has strong competition with House of the Dragon and Strange New Worlds).
The "Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power" is a bit unwieldy as a title. Needs tightening.
How about "The Lord of the Rings of Power" . . . or, "The Lord of the Power Rings"!
I kid, I'm really excited for this show!
I'm not optimistic about toxic elements within the fandom looking to sink it before it's even given a chance.
Man, Christopher Tolkien is dead; it's uncool to speak of him this way.Yep, every property that has a long term, hardcore, fandom, will have that extremely toxic element that wants no changes ever.
The difference here is he actually was entitled to exercise control over the IP as his father's literary executor and chair of Tolkien Estate, Ltd.Man, Christopher Tolkien is dead; it's uncool to speak of him this way.
(Only 50% tongue in cheek; CT was pretty narrow-minded in access to the material even as he pumped up the publishing of unfinished works.)
Perhaps, but The Wheel of Time was supposedly Big Budget as well, though I'm sure this one has an even larger budget. In retrospect, I think that show's problems where more in the writing, direction and acting than the budget, though that aspect didn't exactly shine.It might be bad, but I very much doubt is will be bad in anything like that way. Shannara was low budget and juvenile, this show is big budget and (probably) ponderous.
Well, this got a ton of character posters released today, none of which show any faces, but still interesting. What is sad though is one of them shows a sword with a horse head pommel and the ignorant masses are all screaming Rohan, without knowing that Rohan did not exist until the 3rd Age.