Those who saw Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy would know that Galadriel ruled Lothlórien not on her own but with a husband named Celeborn, who himself has been around for a very long time and has been alive since probably before the First Age. However, Celeborn has been absent in The Rings of Power even though canon sources say that Galadriel should be married to him by now. But episode 7 of The Rings of Power allowed us to learn more about Celeborn and wherever he may be. So, will Galadriel’s husband Celeborn be in The Rings of Power?
Galadriel did say that she had a husband named Celeborn, who she said was taken away from her by the war. However, the only thing that she said was that he hadn’t seen him since he went off to war during the First Age. That means that it is possible that he is still alive and will appear sometime in the future.
A lot of fans believe that the absence of Celeborn in The Rings of Power changed a lot of things regarding the timeline of the series and the events that occurred in the life of Galadriel. However, the good thing is that the series has acknowledged that Celeborn is indeed in the series but may just have disappeared somewhere due to the war. Now, let’s talk more about Celeborn and whether or not he will be in The Rings of Power.
Who Is Celeborn?
Those who got their first taste of The Lord of the Rings probably got to meet Galadriel in The Fellowship of the Ring. Of course, this happened in the middle of the film when Frodo and the Fellowship escaped the mines of Moria and were able to find themselves in Lothlórien, which is an Elven realm that’s controlled by Galadriel and her Elves. But what we also know is that Galadriel didn’t rule Lothlórien alone, for she had a husband named Celeborn.
While Celeborn isn’t as well-known among fans as Galadriel is, the fact of the matter is that he is still one of the Elves that have been in Middle-Earth for a long time as he ruled Lothlórien alongside his wife. But not much is known about Celeborn because he didn’t concern himself a lot with the different affairs and wars going on in Middle-Earth. In that regard, he is unlike his wife, who has been actively helping the fight against the dark forces in the world.
History-wise, Celeborn met Galadriel in Doriath. Galadriel and her brother Finrod visited Doriath as guests of Thingol. It was love at first sight for Celeborn and Galadriel as they met and fell in love. They soon married after their first meeting and started living in Lindon for some time after the First Age.
It was during the Second Age that the couple bore a child named Celebrian, who soon became Elrond’s wife. Meanwhile, they decided to stay in Eregion for a while, as Celeborn was said to have taken part in the Sack of Eregion, where he led many survivors out of battle.
During the Third Age, Celeborn and Galadriel were named Lord and Lady of Lothlórien after the death of their king. It was then and there that they spent their entire lives until they left Middle-Earth to journey to the Undying Lands of Valinor after the Third Age.
Will Celeborn Be In The Rings Of Power?
During the early part of The Rings of Power, a lot of people wondered where Celeborn might be because, according to canon sources, he and Galadriel should have already been married by now as they wedded one another back in the First Age. His name was never mentioned at all by Galadriel during the first six episodes, as it did look like the series has written Celeborn off of the story or, at the very least, has decided to delay his introduction.
During the seventh episode, however, Galadriel and Theo escaped the ruins of the village of Tirharad shortly after Orodruin erupted and covered the entire Southlands in smoke and ash. Theo, throughout the entire time, was wondering whether or not his mother and Arondir were still alive. And this led to Theo asking Galadriel whether she had lost someone to the Orcs in the past.
That was when Galadriel told a bit about her life story. Of course, we already know that she lost her brother Finrod to the Orcs during the earlier part of the storyline, and that was one of the reasons why she has been chasing Sauron so obsessively. However, she also told the story of her husband named, Celeborn.
Galadriel said that she and Celeborn met during the First Age. However, Celeborn had to go to war, and Galadriel hadn’t seen him since then. That could mean that he might still be alive somewhere, as it hasn’t been confirmed whether or not he died during the battles against Morgoth and Sauron during the First Age.
This means that Galadriel and Celeborn were indeed married but have been separated by circumstance ever since. But that also means that Celeborn might still be alive somewhere and is actually just finding a way to return to his wife. He might have been captured by the Orcs and is being held as a prisoner together with other Elves somewhere in Middle-Earth.
As such, there is a good chance that Celeborn will be in The Rings of Power. It is also possible that he will make his appearance in the next season, as we only have one more episode in the books for season 1 of The Rings of Power.
But if Celeborn did indeed die during the war, this would mean that The Rings of Power has departed from the events of The Lord of the Rings, even though Amazon did indeed say that they tried to stay true to the already established canon in Peter Jackson’s movies. In that regard, it would be extremely difficult to reconcile the fact that Celeborn was in The Lord of the Rings but may already be dead in The Rings of Power.
Who Will Be Playing Celeborn In The Rings Of Power?
In Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Marton Csokas portrayed Celeborn but in a very limited capacity as the character hardly had any roles in the movies. And considering that the actor is already quite advanced in his years, it is more than likely that he will not reprise his role as Celeborn if ever the character were to appear in The Rings of Power.
As of right now, we don’t have any idea who will be playing Celeborn in The Rings of Power because he is yet to be cast or may have been cast but it has been kept a secret. So, if the character hasn’t already been cast, it is quite possible that the actor portraying Celeborn will be announced during the production of season 2 of The Rings of Power or maybe somewhere down the road when Celeborn will be ready to make his appearance in the series.