news culture The Lord of the Rings: Frodo and Sam to the rescue of The Rings of Power series
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power series is taking a lot of attacks on the diversity of its cast. The actors of Peter Jackson’s films show their support.
The production of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power series go up attacks on social media of a fringe of the community that Complainant for casting diversity. The actors of the film trilogy showed their support for the series.
A series that was attacked even before its airing
The production of the series was victim of attacks before anyone could even see the episodes. Here’s how the showrunner John D. Payne and the executive producer Lindsay Weber he had claimed to beready for criticism“but above all no”ready for racism“. In fact, if since the series has aired, some have criticized certain aspects of the work, its writing, its special effects, etc., it is overall rather praised by the majority of fans. But a continuing part of complaining about the same aspect: the color of the skin more characters.
Frodo and Sam to the rescue!
Most of the Lord of the Rings fans have started doing this I love Tolkien’s work with the release of Peter Jackson’s films. This is why some of the main cast of the original trilogy required to show their support. Here is how we have seen Elia Woodaka Frodo Baggins, Dominic Monaghanalias Meriadoc Brandybuck, e Billy Boyd, aka Peregrin Touque, who posts a photo on Twitter. We see them wearing a t-shirt with the phrase “You are welcome here“in elven. You can also see a set of ears humans, hobbits, elves, dwarves, different skin colors. Sean Astinthe interpreter of Samsagace Gamegie, also published a similar picturewearing a cap with the same patterns.
“Anyone who complains is either racist or hasn’t read your Tolkien”
Furthermore various fans who appreciated the support of the cast film for the series produced by Amazon, the actors of the series I also thanked the predecessors. Thus, we can see Owain Arthurplaying the dwarf prince Durin IV, commenting on Elijah Wood’s post saying “A real community. thank you guys“. Ismael Cruz Cordovawho brings the role of Arondir to the screen, expressed to him “Lots of love“for the message. For his part, Benjamin Walker, even the elven king Gil-galad in the series, thanked them. Finally, I quote Bear McCreary, the composer of the series soundtrack (also known for the soundtracks of the God of War game and the Agents of SHIELD series), who also thanked Sean Astin. Not directly related to the series, neil Gaimanthe creator of The Sandman, had recently mentioned it Tolkien had in fact written that the Pievelus, ancestors of the Hobbits, were “of a darker skin color”. Gaiman had concluded “So I think anyone who complains is either racist or hasn’t read your Tolkien“.
Thank you for this. ❤️ !!
– Bear McCreary 🐻🎶 (@bearmccreary) September 7, 2022
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is streaming on Amazon Prime Video. The first two episodes of the series are already available.