Amazon has unveiled a new trailer for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, a highly anticipated series coming to Prime Video. If we already know a lot about this, what about Sauron? Will he be present?
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is a highly anticipated series on Prime Video. If the series will take place before the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Ringsone can’t help but wonder if one of the most notorious villains in Tolkien’s saga, Sauron, will make an appearance in the series. We tell you why we think this will indeed be the case.
Many clues show that Sauron will be present in the series
In the books we learn that Sauron played a major role in forging the Rings of Power. So it would make sense for him to appear in a series almost entirely dedicated to this event (and which bears, moreover, the same name). Especially since if Morgoth also appears in the series, as many rumors have already indicated in the past, it would be perfectly logical that the corruption and fall of Sauron are part of the scenario.
We also spotted other clues. One of the plans of the teaser unveiled in July had particularly given us a flea in our ears: we see characters engulfed in flames, with something that closely or remotely resembles the great eye of Sauron in the background (at 1:12), the legendary symbol of the Dark Lord in the saga.
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Additionally, Celebrimbor, who was in charge of forging the Rings of Power given to elven lords, dwarves, and men, did his job under the eye of Sauron himself. Given the name of the series, it would be very surprising if Ihas forging rings is not shown at any timelet alone without the presence of Sauron.
Finally, the latest trailer, unveiled at SDCC 2022, shows two shots of a strange character (at 0:54 and 2:25). Couldn’t he be the human form of Sauron, known as from Annatar, the Lord of Gifts? We let you judge, by the release of the series, expected on September 2, 2022.