The Rings of Energy reveals longest trailer but, that includes first glimpse of Sauron

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Energy – the huge new fantasy collection based mostly on the novels of JRR Tolkien – has revealed its longest trailer but.

The three-minute lengthy have a look at the brand new Amazon collection, which reportedly value $1bn (£844m) to make, was revealed on Friday (22 July) throughout a Comedian-Con panel in San Diego moderated by Stephen Colbert.

Whereas earlier teasers and trailers supplied audiences a glimpse of the world of the present, which is ready in Center-earth, the most recent trailer hints on the new collection’ storylines, together with a primary have a look at it its villain.

Sauron, the titular antagonist of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings novels, is the main target of the brand new clip, which begins with Center-earth having fun with a time of peace. “However evil doesn’t sleep,” we’re instructed in voiceover. “It waits.”

Solely the darkish lord’s fingers are seen within the trailer.

On Thursday, a shorter trailer which included music from the movie trilogy from Peter Jackson, was launched. The Rings of Energy is ready 1000’s of years earlier than the occasions in Jackson’s movies, which starred Elijah Wooden.

The brand new collection has been within the works since 2017, when Amazon purchased rights to the present for $250m (£183m).

The Rings of Energy will star Morfydd Clark, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Joseph Mawle, Lenny Henry and Peter Mullan.

Learn our remark piece from earlier within the yr: For a billion greenback present, why does the brand new Lord of the Rings trailer look so low cost?