Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings series could focus on first Rohan and Gondor alliance

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Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings is happening, and its official Twitter account has posted a new map of Middle-earth with captions teasing the seven dwarf-lords. Additionally, a new website has launched on Amazon where you can download or view the map in high resolution. This could mean a lot of things including the first alliance of Gondor and Rohan during the Third Age or the creation of the Rings of Powers during the Second Age.

By looking at the new map, all the lands are there like Mordor, Harad, Eriador, Khand, and etc. However, Calenardhon is where Rohan should be. What’s the deal? Well, that’s because this map was before the time of the Rohirrim. In the films, Karl Urban (Dredd, Star Trek) played Éomer, the future king of Rohan. So if the map is a hint, we might see how Gondor teamed up with the pre-Rohirrim people known as Éothéod, the Northmen who helped Gondor fight against invaders. With that said, one can assume that the Amazon series will be taking place during the Third Age, the time of Cirion, who was the twelfth Ruling Steward of Gondor and Eorl the Young, the founder of Rohan.

It could also be taking place way before in the Second Age when the Rings of Powers came to be. And why else would the caption be ” Seven for the Dwarf-Lords in their halls of stone”? The Twitter account first teased an empty Middle-earth map with the caption: Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,”.

If we were to follow the pattern, we can probably expect a new Middle-earth map to be revealed with the caption: “Nine for mortal men doomed to die.” Here’s the full epigraph:

Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

It sounds like we’ll be getting six more captions and maps. The team behind the show is definitely trying to get fans excited about narrowing down the timeline. A previous rumor said that we would be seeing a young Aragorn, but with these hints, it looks like we’re going to go further back.

JD Payne and Patrick McKay, who are both attached as writers for Star Trek 4, are writing for The Lord of the Rings series. Amazon is very confident in the show since it’s announced that it would have five seasons with a rumored budget of $1 billion. If that’s the case, expect a lot of epic fantasy scenes.

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