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“We still have the right to do The Lord of the Rings movies”: WB Chief David Zaslav Teases More LoTR Movies After Amazon’s Rings of Power Disappointed Fans

David Zaslav Teases More LoTR Movies

The very famous book-to-movie adaptation, based on a novel by J.R.R Tolkien, The Lord Of The Rings is a trilogy. It is an international venture between New Zealand and the United States. The series was thought to come to an end, which saddened the fans. This trilogy has several reasons that go into its popularity. The fans believe that it is somewhat grounded in reality and also it poses as an escape route to the worries of all walks of life. An interesting fact about the LoTR fans is that they are known as “Ringers”.

The Lord Of The Rings, The beloved series.
The Lord Of The Rings, The beloved series.

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The Lord of the Rings might get another movie as teased by David Zaslav

The CEO of Warne Bros. Discovery, David Zaslav talking about making Harry Potter movies more
The CEO of Warne Bros. Discovery, David Zaslav talked about making Harry Potter movies more.

The Lord of the Rings fans – the Ringers’ hopes have been heightened as David Zaslav, the CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery confirmed that they still have the rights to make more of The Lord of The Rings movies. He also added that they will focus on franchises like Superman and Harry Potter

“We’re going to have a real focus on franchises. We haven’t had a Superman movie in 10 years. We haven’t done a Harry Potter movie in 15 years… One of the biggest advantages that we have — House of the Dragon is an example of that — Game of Thrones. Taking advantage of Sex of the City. Lord of the Rings, we still have the rights to do Lord of the Rings movies.”                                                                                                                                                                                                               -David Zaslav

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WB focusing on franchises like Superman and Harry Potter.
WB focusing on franchises like Superman and Harry Potter.

There is also a Twitter post by Fandom,  confirming the sayings of Zaslav:

The fans of the franchise are glad to hear the news, especially after the Amazon series, The Rings of Power failed to live up to their expectations.

The fans were disappointed in The Rings of Power

The Lord Of The Rings: Rings of Power.
The Lord Of The Rings: Rings of Power.

The Lord of the Rings and many other of J.R.R. Tolkien’s books’ rights to adapt for film adaptations have been under the authority of Warner Bros. Discovery since the late ’90s, resulting in making two award-winning trilogies: The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. However, The Lord Of The Rings: Rings Of Power did not make it to the hearts of the fans for so many reasons.

The story of the movie is a mismatch to the actual story- Galadriel doting on Halbrand, when, as per the story, she is already married to Celeborn at that time. Also, the movie reflects that Celeborn is dead but as the fans of the books know that Galadriel and Celeborn are the key parts of the elven community and also have a child together. There is a lot to point out other than what is mentioned here. All this has been very frustrating for the fans.

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The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim.
The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim.

Currently, the company is working on an animated film in the same series, The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim, which is set hundreds of years before Jackson’s trilogy. The movie is currently dated for release on April 12, 2024. This movie will show the untold story behind Helm’s Deep, hundreds of years before the fateful war, and tell the life and bloodsoaked times of its founder, Helm Hammerhand, the King of Rohan.

Source: Twitter

Written by Sarah Mir