The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power Gets A Couple of Exciting Updates With Free Cinema Screenings and a New Teaser

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Earlier today, the official Twitter account for the new and upcoming series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power dropped a couple of exciting bits of news. Accompanied by a short teaser trailer of its own, it’s been announced that the wait for a new, full-length trailer is coming to a close, as we’ll be seeing more footage tomorrow. This will be the first full trailer we’ve had since the original one debuted at San Diego Comic-Con last month.


They also announced their plans for the first two episodes to be screened at a select few cinemas around the United States, and most surprisingly, that’ll be completely free.

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Unless you’ve been hiding under some rock for the last couple of years, you’ll at least have a passing knowledge of the upcoming Tolkien adaptation by Amazon Prime. Incorporating elements from various short stories that Tolkien had written, surrounding and including events around his most famous works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, it’s set to tell a story that hasn’t been seen on the big (or little) screen before.

With a cast of mostly new characters even to those well versed in the adaptations of Tolkien’s work, very few of the ‘big’ characters we may expect to see are included. That said, the show, whilst not directly connected to Peter Jackson’s two trilogies apparently has the look and feel of the same world, which after seeing promotional material that has been released so far, is easy to agree with.

Related: “They Never Sent the Scripts”: Peter Jackson Reveals Amazon Studios Didn’t Want Him for Upcoming Lord of the Rings Series

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Peter Jackson, director of The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit trilogy.

Set thousands of years before the two aforementioned trilogies, set during Middle Earth’s second age, we’ll be seeing the aftermath of Morgoth’s defeat, the master of the more well-known Sauron. With a second season already greenlit, and the creators/showrunners with the first five seasons supposedly planned out, this series has everything it needs to be another huge hit for the streaming giant.

Teaser Trailer and Free Tickets

The teaser trailer is exactly that, a teaser. It doesn’t showcase much more than a few interesting-looking battle scenes, a gorgeously shot involving two characters in presumably Mount Doom, and an ominous and exciting-sounding backing track that’ll get most amped up for what’s to come.


Whilst streaming services have made it a habit to screen their biggest flagship series in cinemas, it’s new for one to do it completely for free, as is the case here. Fans will be able to apply to get free tickets to the first two episodes of the series, and whilst limited availability means those tickets will no doubt get snapped up pretty quickly, even if you miss out on those, it’s only a few days after that we’ll be able to watch it at home.

Related: Game of Thrones Beats Lord of the Rings: ‘House of the Dragon’ Pre-Release Demand is 20 Times Higher Than ‘The Rings of Power’

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Excitement is growing for what could be a genuinely good adaptation of a fresh story, but with the recent release of House of the Dragon, one thing is certain… fantasy fans are going to have more than their fill of content over the next few years.

Source: The Lord of the Rings on Prime

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Written by Luke Addison

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Luke Addison is the Lead Video Game Critic and Gaming Editor. As likely to be caught listening to noughties rock as he is watching the latest blockbuster cinema release, Luke is the quintessential millennial wistfully wishing after a forgotten era of entertainment. Also a diehard Chelsea fan, for his sins.

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