Avengers directors wanted to make a Aragorn series
After years of uncertainty, the series of The Lord of the Rings is a reality. However, it seems that Amazon’s proposal was not the only one who was fighting for Tolkien Estate’s attention, since Netflix, HBO and even the directors of Avengers: Endgame, had a series of ideas to give new life to the universe from J.R.R. Tolkien.
According to Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne, producers of the rings of power, in 2017 not only Amazon was doing everything possible to expand the universe of the Lord of the Rings. In his talk with The Hollywood Reporter it is mentioned that HBO was intended to obtain these rights to create a series in the form of remake , with which they planned to have in their hands the following Game of Thrones.
For its part, Netflix proposed Series of Aragon and Gandalf, which would follow the MCU formula. Here it is mentioned that Joe and Anthony Russo, directors of Avengers: Endgame, They were interested in giving new life to the character that Virgo Mortensen played in the trilogy of Peter Jackson. For his part, it is mentioned that Gandalf’s work would be In charge of Anthony McCarthy, writer of the Theory of Everything, who intended to do something inspired by Shakespeare.
However, as they surely know, none of these proposals came true, and it was Amazon, who did not have the renown of Netflix and HBO, who at the end of the day managed to obtain the rights of the Lord of the Rings for Take the work of J.R.R. Tolkien to its streaming platform . In related issues, fans want remastering of old games of The Lord of the Rings. In the same way, the rings of power suffers from review bombing.
Amazon is doing everything possible to create a good series, but not having the rights of The Silmarillion, it is undeniable that fans’ expectations seem to be met at this rate, although this could change in the future, for The moment could be better.
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