It seems like yesterday when the original Lord of the Rings movie burst across theaters. In reality, the popular franchise came out over 20 years ago with our Fellowship friends. We have been hearing a lot about the popular fantasy franchise coming to Amazon Prime Video with its new series called The Rings of Power. Fans got a small glimpse into what the TV series would look like. Shortly after that, we got the release date announcement for an animated movie. This movie will be called Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim.
Going Deep into the War of the Rohirrim
The War of the Rohirrim animated movie was a surprise to some. But fans have been eating good with a year full of Lord of the Rings news to satiate most appetites. War of the Rohirrim is being developed by both New Line Cinema and Warner Bros Animation. This anime will dive into one of the many stories not yet told. The storyline is set in the legendary Helm’s Deep Fortress. As we dive deeper into this untold story, we will find out the life of King of Rohan, Helm Hammerhand.
Last year in December, the original cast pulled off a shocking reunion nearly 20 years after the movies were released. This came after lots of information began pouring out about the new TV series. Fans of Lord of the Rings can be happy to know that no stone apparently will be left unturned when it comes to J. R. R. Tolkien’s fantasy world. The War of the Rohirrim will be directed by Kenji Kamiyama and the Oscar winner Philippa Boyens.
Philipa was actually part of the original screenwriting team of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. She will be an executive producer for the animated movie along with producer Joseph Chou. War of the Rohirrim is said to be set around 250 years before the events of the Fellowship of the Ring.
Release Date Announced
With all the amazing news surrounding the Lord of the Rings franchise, The War of the Rohirrim is just icing on the cake. We have the Gollum game and Rings of Power TV series both releasing in 2022. The animated movie’s announcement will get fans even more excited than before. The Lord of the Rings world is so magnificent and filled to the brim with lore. We could potentially see many more projects in the future. Fans of the Lord of the Rings can expect War of the Rohirrim to release in cinemas on April 12, 2024!