THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RINGS OF POWER Set Photos Confirm [SPOILER] Will Return In Season 2

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RINGS OF POWER Set Photos Confirm [SPOILER] Will Return In Season 2 THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RINGS OF POWER Set Photos Confirm [SPOILER] Will Return In Season 2

Some spoilery new photos from the set of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power season 2 reveal a first look at a returning character who many fans believed was dead following the events of season 1.

By JoshWilding - Apr 26, 2023 04:04 AM EST
Filed Under: Lord of the Rings
Source: Redanian Intelligence (via SFFGazette.com)

Production is currently underway on The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power in the UK, and a newly surfaced set photo shared by Redanian Intelligence (via SFFGazette.com) confirms a major character who seemingly died in season 1 will return.

This isn't a huge surprise, but as you can see by following the link in the Tweet below, Maxim Baldry is back as Isildur. 

It was during The Rings of Power's first season that we saw the character seemingly die inside a burning hut after saving Queen Míriel's life. That came when the citizens of Númenor took a stand in the Soundlands against the orcs, and while it was a suitably heroic sacrifice, it was also one that upset a lot of fans. After all, his demise would be quite the divergence from J.R.R. Tolkien's novels!

In The Fellowship of the Ring book and movie, the story opens with Isildur cutting the One Ring off Sauron's hand after his father is killed. That led to the destruction of the villain's physical form and saw Isildur himself corrupted by the One Ring's power. 

Ultimately, he lost his prize when a group of orcs who had been drawn to its power attacked him and his men. The One Ring then ended up in a river in Gladden Fields where it remained until Smeagol discovered it years later, transforming him into Gollum as the years passed. 

We may eventually get to see some of that in The Rings of Power, though there's a lot of uncertainty surrounding the show's future given its high production costs and the fact there are now big screen plans to expand the franchise. 

Going back to Isildur, though, we're guessing he'll get to break free of his father's shadow in season 2 to embark on an adventure of his own. 

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power season 2 is expected to premiere on Prime Video next year.

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IcePyke
IcePyke - 4/26/2023, 4:42 AM
Somehow Isildur returned.


bkmeijer1
bkmeijer1 - 4/26/2023, 4:44 AM
Kinda hopes it slows down a bit on the Numenoreans next season and just focuses on the War of the Elves and Sauron. The first season had too many storylines that barely interacted.

Season 3 can delve into the drowning of Numenor and 4 into the founding of Gondor and Arnor.
SauronthePower
SauronthePower - 4/26/2023, 7:56 AM
@bkmeijer1 - War?

War??

‘War’ insinuates that it represented an actual competition.

Celebrimbor says ‘Hello!!!’
bkmeijer1
bkmeijer1 - 4/26/2023, 8:00 AM
@SauronthePower - probably more of a conflict. But what I wanna see is just the events between 1600 and 1700 from the Second Age. Think it's called the War of the Elves and Sauron though
TheVandalore
TheVandalore - 4/26/2023, 5:00 AM
Does season 2 have the same budget that season 1 had?
MaxPaint
MaxPaint - 4/26/2023, 8:18 AM
@TheVandalore - And same incompetent writers.
ObserverIO
ObserverIO - 4/26/2023, 5:33 AM
If it was for the fact that they've already paid to license this property for this series, there is no way this would be getting a season 2.
The're like, 'Well, we've paid for it so we're going stick with it'.
ObserverIO
ObserverIO - 4/26/2023, 5:36 AM
If it wasn't for the fact that they've already paid to license this property for this series, there is no way this would be getting a season 2.

If it was on MAX, WBD would have scrapped it in favor of a new tac', like a movie or something.

Amazon's like, 'Well, we've paid for it so we're damn well gonna stick with it'.
JohnPain
JohnPain - 4/26/2023, 8:50 AM
@ObserverIO -

AMAZON: "We have more money than we know what to do with and we have to put it somewhere. Throw another few hundred million at it and see what happens."



CorndogBurglar
CorndogBurglar - 4/26/2023, 8:59 AM
@JohnPain - I hope they throw that kind of money at the Warhammer 40k series!
MrDandy
MrDandy - 4/26/2023, 9:32 AM
First season was terrible. Im a huge lord of the rings fan and never finished it. It’s going to take a lot to come back from the hack job they did to the source.
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