Lord of the Rings series fans of the Second Age are anticipating news as it comes forward. Deadline had learned that Maze Runner franchise’s Will Poulter had been cast as a lead in the series. Amazon would not comment and rightfully so as I’m sure they are preferring to be tight-lipped.
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) September 4, 2019
Tweet feedback immediately responded with Poulter’s stunning similarity to Hugo Weaving (Elrond). An animated gif with a meme appeared, flashing back to The Fellowship of the Ring with serious dialogue having occurred between Gandalf the Grey and Elrond. The Lord of Rivendell talked about how it was the race of men that allowed the Ring of Doom to continue its existence. That he was there three thousand years ago as he led Isildur of Númenor towards the fires of Mount Doom. It was then that Isildur got a change of heart and decided to keep the ring. The rest is history.
Here’s an Elrond faceswap with Will Poulter on the left and Hugo Weaving on the right pic.twitter.com/kPCM36wfQK
— Jacob Oller (@JacobOller) September 4, 2019
Of course, you could completely disregard the aforementioned. The likeness seems to have triggered this part of the franchise via social media. I would gather that the facial appearance of two actors cannot represent any relation to each other whatsoever. It’s pure speculation. This could stand to reason they picked someone that would have the facial features of an elf, but I could be way off.
“No details about the characters are being revealed but it is believed that Poulter and Kavenagh play the two leads, referred to as Beldor and Tyra, respectively”.
JD Payne and Patrick McKay are the writers of the project with Juan Antonio Bayona helming. Deadline Hollywood mentioned that the story is to occur thousands of years prior to the events of The Lord of the Rings.
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