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How Lord of the Rings anime prequel will play out

“The War of the Rohirrim” is a recently announced anime film from The Lord of the Rings franchise to be produced by Warner Bros. Animation and New Line Cinema. This news has no doubt stirred fans of the Middle Earth Universe, and we have got additional details about this project.

The anime will focus on events that happened before the first Lord of the Rings novel, “Fellowship of the Ring”, hence its name. According to a report from The Wrap, it is exactly 250 years before the formation of Gandalf’s ring hunting gang.

Helm Hammerhand, a legendary King of Rohan, referenced in J.R.R. Tolkein’s appendices, will take centre stage in “The War of the Rohirrim”. Thus, viewers will likely see the background of Helm’s Deep, a famed fortress. Additionally, it will feature the wars that set the tone for the original “Lord of the Rings” trilogy.

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Philippa Boyens, who co-wrote the screenplay for Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” films, the 2005 “King Kong”, “The Hobbit” film series, is on hand as a consultant. Meanwhile, Japanese anime director Kenji Kamiyama will helm the film.

How Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim anime prequel will play out
Kenji Kamiyama announced as director of Lord of the Rings anime

You can see an impressive catalogue of Kamiyama’s works which includes “Ghost in the Shell”, “Akira”, and “Blade Runner: Black Lotus”.

Emmy award-winning writers Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews, who penned Netflix “The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance” series, have been tapped to write the screenplay.

While there is no date yet for releasing the Lord of the Rings anime, sources close to the project say that it is in a fast lane. Voice actors are already auditioning for roles, and Warner Bros. plans to release it in cinemas.

You may also like our recent article, All powers and terms in Netflix’s “Shadow and Bone” series explained.

Obinna is a fiction writer from Lagos, Nigeria, and grew up loving comic book characters and superheroes. He watches lots of action films and writes entertainment and technology articles. He is also interested in science and how things work.


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