Generating as many expectations as fears, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power in any case the object of particular attention. The slightest scrap of information is scrutinized and is the subject of meticulous analysis so that we sometimes forget the basics: who will be the characters that we will discover in the series?
A cast of characters that promises to be particularly rich
Expected for September 2, 2022 exclusively on Prime Video, the series Rings of Power will act as a prequel to Lord of the Rings. It will take place during the Second Age and will begin in a period of relative peace, which will not last. We will follow a rich gallery of characters, among which will be some familiar faces, but also many new faces. The information about this series being revealed in dribs and drabs, it can be difficult to get a concrete idea of the number of characters whose adventures we will follow. That is why we list here the different characters whose presence has already been confirmed.
Characters well known to fans
Even though Rings of Power takes place thousands of years before the events told in the trilogies of Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, some characters well known to fans will be there. This will be particularly the case for the Elf Galadriel (Morfydd Clark), thousands of years younger, leading the armies of the North and hunting down his brother’s assassins.
The one we know as the Lord of Rivendell, Elrond (Robert Aramayo), here should be a hot-headed army captain, quick to fight to fend off the threat posed by Sauron. He should play a central role in the series. As for Sauron, it is his rise and his gain in power that are at the heart of the events of the Second Age. He is also much more powerful at this time than during the Third Age. Isildur (Max Baldry), known for having cut off his finger and then recovered the Ring which ended up corrupting him, will also be there.
Among the other characters from Tolkien’s work, we will also find the most gifted Elf of the Guild of Jewelsmiths, Celebrimbor (Charles Edwards), as well as the former elven ring holder Vilya, Gil-galad (Benjamin Walker). Finally, let’s talk about Prince Durin IV (Owain Arthur), of whom we know next to nothing except that he is one of the Seven Dwarven Fathers.
Original characters galore
Obviously, Rings of Power could not focus exclusively on the characters already known from the lore of the Lord of the Ringsthat is why many original characters were created for the occasion. It is in particular the case of Beldor, which was to be played by Will Poulter before he withdrew. If the character is present, he should be one of the main characters in the series. The main antagonist, for his part, will be called Oren and will be portrayed by Joseph Mawle, who you may know for his role as Benjen Stark in Game Of Thrones.
Also in the cast, Markella Kavenagh, who will play the role ofone named Tyra. Simon Merrell will play the role ofa certain Trevyn, while Charlie Vickers will perform Halbrand, an ally of Galadriel. The Wood Elf Arondir (Ismael Cruz Córdova) and the human Bronwyn (Nazanin Boniadi), they should live a forbidden love story. The latter will have a son, Theo (Tyroe Muhafidin).
We also know that the character of Disa (Sophia Nomvete) will be an Elf princess, and Lenny Henry will play a black hobbit from the Pievelus race (which had caused a lot of talk), which will also be part of another hobbit in the guise of Megan Richards. The interpreter of Uruk Shagrat in The king’s return, Peter Tait, will return in an as yet undefined role. Many other actors have also been announced in the casting of rings of power, without their roles being specified.
Finally, how to end this list without mentioning one of the most intriguing characters, in the person of The Stranger (Daniel Weyman) ? As you can imagine, we do not know his true identity, but the theories about him are already numerous. Some fans see for example the famous Tom Bombadil, present in Tolkien’s novels, but absent from Peter Jackson’s films. You will have to wait until the exit of Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, on September 2, 2022 on Prime Video, to find out more.