There are a lot of characters in The Rings of Power. So many, in fact, that we haven’t even met all of them yet in the first couple of episodes. But there’s one character that is one of the most intriguing in the series so far and that is the original character created by J.D Payne and Patrick McKay called Halbrand.
From the very first image that was released featuring Halbrand, it was obvious that he was the new Aragorn-type human character in this story. There weren’t many details to grasp from his character, considering that the writers have steeped his story in mystery. Now that we’ve seen the first two episodes and have met Halbrand my theory on where his story could lead in this show has become more and more apparent. So, let me share that theory.
The theory that I first entertained was that he was, in fact, Sauron in disguise. This would’ve been an interesting dynamic if he had befriended Galadriel only to eventually betray her. Her disdain for him would’ve been even deeper and therefore that connection would’ve become something far more interesting than we originally thought. But I have a better theory, one that doesn’t involve Halbrand being Sauron which would honestly be kind of lame.
Nearly two decades ago the world was introduced to a jaw-dropping masterpiece in cinema via The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Peter Jackson took the epic fantasy novel written by fiction-writing legend J.R.R Tolkien and produced, directed, and helped write three movies that still stand the test of time with their brilliance. This Oscar-nominated/winning trilogy changed the way Hollywood viewed making movies and now with big-budget productions like the Game of Thrones series, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and even the Star Wars franchise these films seem even more special.
The Lord of the Rings is clearly some of the greatest movies ever made and so that’s why I decided to make this the subject of this week’s Who’s Your Favorite? Enjoy!
The Lord of the Rings is, in my opinion, the greatest fantasy novel ever made and the same can be said for the movies as well. People have tried to bring fantasy to life in the way that Peter Jackson did in the early 2000s’ but no one has reached the pinnacle of epicness that he did with those films. I’ve seen each movie combined at least three hundred times over the years, that’s how much I love them. Part of the reason why these characters are so amazing is because the characters are so ridiculously cool. So, on this week’s segment of Who’s Your Favorite I’m here to ask you which of these awesome characters is your favorite? Here they all are.
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.