Starting with a young Aragorn narrative allows connections to his Numenorean bloodline (and to the founding of #Gondor). /3
Arathorn himself, Elladan & Elrohir, the twin sons of Elrond, and #Gilraen, the lad’s Mother. /7
#Gilraen will be a terrific, meaty role. /9
THE HUNT FOR GOLLUM
A) It allows familiar characters to take center stage
B) It brings in new characters without needing many “non canon” characters to be minted fresh (like #Tauriel)
C) It plays out in a timeframe close to the 6 films
Given this 1st Season context, we must ask:
-who will play whom?
-what kind of Gollum will they design/ mo-cap/ animate?
-omigod what about Howard Shore’s music?
We have all the time in the world to guess. BUT KNOW THIS:
Amazon wants this endeavor to work. They NEED it to be fireproof and they need it to start off STRONG.
Many of us have been predicting exactly this; and “That is an encouraging thought.”