If you didn’t know, Amazon is preparing to create their own version of Game of Thrones with a Lord of the Rings television series that’s set to premiere sometime next year and rumors for the show have begun to start circling. One of the rumors was that Amazon is trying to get Peter Jackson to helm the new show as either a director or an executive producer which I feel the show will definitely need to feel credible to us viewers who might want to watch it. But now the latest rumor surrounding the show is that it will focus on a young Aragorn…which could and couldn’t be a great idea.
One of the reasons why The Lord of the Rings Trilogy were so great is because the characters were so memorable and engaging and Aragorn was one of those characters. People, including me, loved Aragorn’s journey in the films and the interesting thing about him is he has had quite the adventures because of his long age. In The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies there was a reference towards a young Aragorn who was already a ranger at that time. Legolas was then told by his father, King Thranduil, to seek out the young ranger, for he was someone he wanted his son to know.
This show would be a fabulous way to explore that unknown past of Aragorn and maybe provide some cameos from Legolas, Elrond, Arwen, and Gandalf along the way. We’d get to see new lands, new villains, new obstacles for him to face, and through it all we should definitely feel the presence of Sauron lingering in the background. That could be quite awesome if written correctly.
And then on the other hand this could be a really terrible idea. Viggo Mortenson played the future king so perfectly but another actor to portray the role could be a terrible blight on the series. And if the story isn’t compelling enough it could possibly tarnish our view of the character in The Lord of the Rings like Hayden Christensen’s portrayal of Anakin Skywalker weakened Darth Vader’s awesomeness in the original trilogy.
And if it’s terribly written no matter how authentic the show might look it’ll be a horrible blunder for the Middle-Earth franchise. But with the concept of this show focusing on a character we all know and love that’ll provide a higher excitement for the show rather than setting a story about brand new characters that we don’t know anything about.
All in all, this is an interesting rumor and I can’t wait to hear more news about the television series. What are your thoughts about these rumors? Does this excite you or worry you? Feel free to share your opinion in the comments below.
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