Amazon Prime has begun to tease its upcoming Lord of the Rings unique present, with a collection of posts on social media that each present maps of Middle-earth and quote the well-known poem cited in Peter Jackson’s movie trilogy. As a consequence, followers have begun speculating on the place and when the collection will likely be set.
The first teaser was a tweet that shows a large map of Middle-earth, conspicuously unlabeled, with the phrase “three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky.” A threaded reply included a hyperlink to explore or download the map, full with labels. A follow-up on Instagram quotes the subsequent a part of the poem, “seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone.”
The teases are a transparent reference to the poem from the collection of novels that particulars the backstory of of how the Rings of Power have been distributed and the way the One Ring was used to deceive the varied factions of the world. Gandalf, performed by Sir Ian McKellen, memorably quotes a bit of the poem within the first Peter Jackson movie. The full poem reads:
Three Rings for the Elven-kings underneath the sky; Seven for the Dwarf-lords in halls of stone; Nine for Mortal Men, doomed to die; One for the Dark Lord on his darkish throne; In the Land of Mordor the place the Shadows lie; One Ring to rule all of them, One Ring to seek out them; One Ring to deliver all of them and within the darkness bind them; In the Land of Mordor the place the Shadows lie.
That leaves six extra traces left to cite, if Amazon plans to slowly cite the whole poem. We know this will likely be a prequel, and the group appears to consider it is going to element the occasions that led to the War of the Ring–the climactic battle between Sauron’s armies and the free peoples of Middle-earth.
Other than stating it takes place earlier than Fellowship of the Ring, Amazon has been notoriously tight-lipped about its plans for its unique collection. We know it is an expensive project for the corporate, and that it has employed writers from Star Trek 4.