of Matthias Brückle
The Lord of the Rings not only gets a series on Amazon, but also another movie: The War of the Rohirrim will be set 250 years before the events of the Peter Jackson trilogy.

New Line Cinema, the studio behind the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, is partnering with Warner Bros Animation to bring another Middle-earth story to the big screen. This is a prequel called “The War of the Rohirrim” that will take place long before Frodo’s trip to Mordor. The director of the project is Kenji Kamiyama (“Ultraman” on Netflix, “Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C“), while the scribes of”The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance“are responsible for the screenplay. They are advised by Philippa Boyens, which won an Oscar for its “Return of the King” screenplay.

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What is War of the Rohirrim about?

The story of the anime film will be set 250 years before the events of the Peter Jackson trilogy and will be devoted to the legendary King of Rohan during this time: Helmet hammerhand. The iconic fortress Helmsklamm is named after him. Hammerhand had to deal with a large part of his rule with war – for example against the wild Dunlanders, the Corsairs of Umbar and the Easterlings. This information comes from official appendix texts from Tolkien that the anime film might refer to.




In the Lord of the Rings game, Shadow of War, we get a little insight into the history of Helm Hammerhand in a cutscene.



In the Lord of the Rings game, Shadow of War, we get a little insight into the story of Helm Hammerhand in a cutscene.

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War of the Rohirrim: No reference to the Amazon series

Anyone who thinks that this prequel film could be linked to the prequel series that is currently being produced by Amazon is wrong: The two stories are still thousands of years apart, because during the War of the Rohirrim 250 years before the Jackson films will play, the Amazon series is set in the Second Age – which in and of itself spans over 3,000 years.

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