Every Major Reveal In The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power Season 2 Trailer – SlashFilm


Do you see what I see? Probably not, because this looks like a whole lot of nothin’ when taken as a screenshot removed from any actual context. But if there’s any overarching theme that the teaser hammers home above all else, it’s best summarized by the evocative sight of the Prime Video logo eaten up by an encroaching darkness, quickly followed by this murky image. After the dwarf Durin IV (Owain Arthur) ominously notes that, “An evil, ancient and powerful, has returned,” we see something crawling towards the camera in all its gooey, ah, splendor. Consider this an extremely unsubtle metaphor for the inescapable fact that all of our main characters are slowly waking up to: Darkness has come to Middle-earth and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon.

This is a major reversal from the beginning of season 1, when most everybody scoffed at the idea that anything was amiss. Morgoth (Sauron’s boss, essentially) had been defeated, the various kingdoms enjoyed a period of prosperity, and only Galadriel (Morfydd Clark) and eventually Elrond (Robert Aramayo) seemed to realize that this peace couldn’t last. How quickly things change. The creepy imagery doesn’t stop there, as we flash to Galadriel, Elrond, and a number of other elves preparing to fight several barely-seen foes shrouded by fog. (The staging and camerawork evokes that scene of the Hobbits surrounded by the Ringwraiths in “The Fellowship of the Ring,” but it’s a little too early in the timeline for Ringwraiths to appear in “The Rings of Power.”) Either way, there’s no denying that they have a Sauron-sized problem on their hands.

So about that ooze-monster? Our best guess is this has something to do with the mysterious, malicious force causing the elves’ power to fade away, as established in season 1.

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