The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is Amazon’s upcoming Legendarium-based streaming series that will bring us back to the Second Age of Middle-earth, years before the events of The Lord of the Rings. The Second Age is an extremely interesting period with a lot of events and a lot of characters, most of which are unknown to the casual fan. One such character is the non-canon elf character named Arondir. Who is Arondir exactly in Lord of the Rings and who is playing him in the show?
Arondir is a Silvan Elf who lived during the Second Age. As for Arondir, he is a completely original, non-canon character with no basis in the original books, as it seems. At some point, he came to the village of Tirharad, where he fell in love with the woman Bronwyn. That is everything we know about him so far.
The article is going to give you all the available and unavailable information on Arondir. Arondir is set to appear in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, and while we still don’t know how big his role is going to be in the series, we do know that he is certainly deserving of an article. That is why you’ll be able to find everything you need to know about him in this article.
Who is Arondir in The Lord of the Rings?
Arondir is a Silvan Elf who lived during the Second Age. The Silvan Elves, Wood Elves, or Forest Elves, are Nandor Elves, notably those of the Dark Forest, populating the Sylvester Kingdom, among whom we can mention King Thranduil, his son Legolas, and the captain of the guard, Tauriel. They make their appearance in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, where they capture Thorin II Oakshield and the rest of the dwarven company except Bilbo Baggins who later frees them. We learn later that they trade with Esgaroth. They will also participate in the Battle of the Five Armies alongside Men and Dwarves.
As for Arondir, he is a completely original, non-canon character with no basis in the original books, as it seems. At some point, he came to the village of Tirharad, where he fell in love with the woman Bronwyn. That is everything we know about him so far. His biography is sure to expand when the show begins, but we’ll just have to wait and see what happens to him when the show begins.
Who is playing Arondir in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power?
Ismael Enrique Cruz Córdova (born April 7, 1987 in Aguas Buenas) is a Puerto Rican actor. Ismael Cruz Córdova grew up in his native town of Aguas Buenas. During his school years there, he appeared in local TV productions and commercials, and joined his high school’s acting class. Up to this point he was hoping for an athletic scholarship as he was pursuing the dream of being a successful professional swimmer.
With the focus on acting, he moved away from this plan. In his high school, which was taught bilingually, he learned English. After graduating from high school, he decided to move to New York City in 2006. There he studied acting at the Tisch School of the Arts, which he left in 2009. At the beginning of his acting career, he juggled between five different jobs.
In 2003 he made his debut in front of the camera with an appearance in the film Bala perdida. After a role in the television film El cuerpo del delito in 2005, he got his first television role in the USA in 2011 as Jimmy Patrick, which he recurred in Good Wife. In 2012 he starred as Alejandro in the film White Alligator. From 2013 to 2015 he portrayed the character Armando on Sesame Street.
In 2014 he played Manny in a central role in the action film In the Blood. In 2016 he starred as Holliday in Ang Lee’s drama film Billy Lynn. Also that year, he portrayed the character Hector Campos in the fourth season of the series Ray Donovan. In 2017 he portrayed a supporting role in the second season of The Catch and in 2018 he was a main cast member of the third season of Berlin Station as Rafael Torres. In the film drama Maria Stuart, Queen of Scots, Córdova portrayed the Italian composer David Rizzio as a real historical figure.
In 2019, Cordova portrayed the character Qin in the sixth chapter of The Mandalorian series. He was also seen as Lino in the action thriller Miss Bala. In 2020 he portrayed Fernando Alves in The Undoing.
What will Arondir’s role in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power be?
This aspect is still unknown because the show is set for a September 2022 premiere, which is still several months away. Now, he will not be connected to the original novels since he does not appear in them, but whether the producers plan to give him a larger role or not is still unknown. This is why we cannot speculate as to how large his role is going to be in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power streaming series, at least not at this moment.