Amazon Studios boss Jennifer Salke is seemingly unfazed by the announcement from WB/New Line that it’s growing further The Lord of the Rings movies. Speaking to Variety, Salke was requested how a lot LOTR can be an excessive amount of to maintain the market, and he or she stated, “We’ll see.”
Salke believes the Lord of the Rings fandom is large enough to maintain numerous totally different tasks on the similar time. “We love our original series. We’re extremely proud of it, and invested long term. So, we definitely think there’s enough fan love to sustain ours for a long time,” she stated.
The Rings of Power is at the moment below manufacturing for Season 2. Getting the exhibit the bottom was one among Salke’s largest achievements as the top of Amazon Studios. As has been broadly mentioned, The Rings of Power is reportedly a particularly costly manufacturing. As such, a lot has been manufactured from its success available in the market up to now, which included reaching 100 million folks proper out of the gate.
Another Amazon Studios boss, Vernon Sanders, stated beforehand that Amazon’s funding into The Rings of Power has “more than paid off” already. Amazon is plotting 5 seasons of The Rings of Power, and the important thing creatives have all of them mapped out up to now, together with the final shot.
As for the brand new The Lord of the Rings movies from WB/New Line, it is nonetheless very early days, however executives have stated these movies–whatever they prove to be–will not be remakes or retread floor already lined by Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.
A key distinction between The Rings of Power and the brand new movies from WB/New Line is that Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens–the Oscar-winning trio behind The Lord of the Rings films–have been briefed and are in discussions with WB/New Line concerning the new tasks. They have been unnoticed of participation with The Rings of Power.
“For all the scope and detail lovingly packed into the two trilogies, the vast, complex and dazzling universe dreamed up by J.R.R. Tolkien remains largely unexplored on film. The opportunity to invite fans deeper into the cinematic world of Middle-earth is an honor, and we are excited to partner with Middle-earth Enterprises and Embracer on this adventure,” WB stated.
One Lord of the Rings movie from Warner Bros. and New Line is already in manufacturing. The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim is an animated movie about one of many legendary kings of Rohan, and is ready 183 earlier than the occasions of the unique movies, that includes Brian Cox and Mirando Otto as voice actors.
When Embracer acquired the movie rights, it floated movies about Gandalf, Aragorn, Galadriel, and Eowyn as potential, future tasks.
As for the Lord of the Rings online game collection, there are 5 new video games set for launch within the subsequent two years, together with The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, Return to Moria, Heroes of Middle-earth, and extra.