Avengers: Endgame directors the Russo Brothers pitched Amazon Studios a Lord of the Rings series headlined through Aragorn, a brand new record claims.
The Hollywood Reporter cites an unnamed insider who alleges that the Russos have been a few of the filmmakers invited to recommend their imaginative and prescient for what might finally emerge as the Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. This source describes the Russos’ suggested take on J.R.R. Tolkien’s source material as “an Aragorn story” which (in contrast to The Rings of Power) might’ve spread out throughout the same Third Age placing as The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films. Amazon Studios executives have been obviously unmoved through the pitch, as they in the end went with the idea put forward through decidedly much less established creative duo J. D. Payne and Patrick McKay.
Reports of an Aragorn-centric Lord of the Rings collection have surfaced before, however, that is the primary time that the Russo Brothers’ names had been connected to the proposed project. Payne and McKay previously confirmed that this concept become certainly considered one among numerous thrown into the mix after Amazon Studios offered the rights to provide a streaming series set in Middle-earth in November 2017. “[Y]ou had people pitching the young Aragorn show, or the Gimli spinoff, or other kinds of things,” Payne said.
What does The Lord of the Rings’ Future Look Like?
Fans keen for a Middle-earth day trip centered at the exploits in their favored ranger-turned-king should not surrender hope, though. New Lord of the Rings rightsholder Embracer Group lately hinted that a solo Aragorn film is amongst numerous tasks it’s far currently considering. “[O]pportunities consist of exploring extra films primarily based totally on iconic characters along with Gandalf, Aragorn, Gollum, Galadriel, Eowyn and different characters from the literary works of J.R.R. Tolkien, and maintain to offer new opportunities for fans to discover this fictive international through merchandising and different experiences,” an Embracer Group press announcement read, in part.
Embracer Group entered into an settlement with the Saul Zaentz Company to accumulate Middle-earth Enterprises in August 2022. The deal will reportedly supply the Swedish video game and media conserving company the rights to provide creative works primarily based totally on each The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. This consists of films, TV shows, video games, merchandise, board games, subject matter parks and degree productions. Embracer Group additionally said that its acquisition of Middle-earth Enterprises offers it comparable rights to different Lord of the Rings-related titles controlled by the Tolkien Estate however not but adapted in other media.