The trailer opens with a mourning Galadriel on a scorched battlefield. She thought she was finished warring, that “our joys could be never-ending,” she says — however she will really feel the presence of evil.
“It’s right here, Galadriel,” a personality warns our heroine. “The second we feared.”
That second, this trailer confirms, is the rise of Sauron, the titular lord of the rings. We lastly hear a personality utter his cursed title, and we see glimpses of an evil being with creepily lengthy, razor-sharp fingernails that terrifies members of the sequence’ ensemble solid.
However there’s one who can defeat him — and in accordance with the trailer, it is a boy named Theo. He is Galadriel’s key to snuffing out Sauron’s evil (although, as “Lord of the Rings” followers know, he in fact returns).
“Discover the lad and the shadow won’t discover you,” a personality tells Galadriel. Maybe her arc will see her journeying throughout Center Earth to seek out Theo, who at one level within the trailer wields a black sword that seems out of skinny air.
Dwarves, elves and different warriors populate the trailer, in addition to new glimpses at orcs, the slimy, fearsome monsters that finally serve in Sauron’s infantry.
And simply while you suppose the trailer’s finished, you hear the guttural rumblings of a primordial creature. May or not it’s … sure! It is a balrog, one of many fiery terrors that “Fellowship of the Rings” readers and viewers will bear in mind as the large foe who appeared to die and take Gandalf with him.
The sequence premieres on September 2, with episodes releasing weekly.