Will New The Lord of the Rings Movies Be Connected to The Rings of Power?
Warner Bros. Discovery decided to announce that there would be new Lord of the Rings movies that will be produced soon, as this was one of the best news for those who enjoyed Peter Jackson’s LOTR trilogy could ever hear. In that regard, we know that the world of Tolkien’s Legendarium in present-day media is now growing larger and larger, especially when you consider that Amazon still has The Rings of Power as one of its most expensive endeavors. But will the new Lord of the Rings movies be connected to The Rings of Power?
It is unlikely that the new Lord of the Rings movies are going to be connected to The Rings of Power in terms of overall continuity. That’s because both of these productions come from two entirely different companies, as the new movies will be under Warner Bros., whereas Amazon is in charge of The Rings of Power.
Of course, because both productions are based on JRR Tolkien’s Legendarium, it wouldn’t be surprising to see loose connections between them as they all use the same source material. However, in terms of whether or not both companies work together for the sake of continuity, that is highly unlikely. So, with that said, let’s learn more about whether or not the new LOTR movies will be connected to The Rings of Power.
Will The New Lord Of The Rings Movies Be Connected To The Rings Of Power?
More than 20 years after the release of Peter Jackson’s beloved The Lord of the Rings trilogy, which won numerous awards around the world and is often seen as the greatest trilogy of all time, Warner Bros. Discovery announced that there would be new LOTR movies that will be produced sometime in the near future. This project is part of a partnership involving Warner Bros. Discovery’s New Line Cinema (which produced Jackson’s trilogy) and Freemode, which owns the rights to The Lord of the Rings movie adaptations.
In that regard, there is a good chance that the storyline of The Lord of the Rings will be retold in remake movies that are probably going to reboot the entire franchise and allow it to move on forward as one of the franchises that Warner Bros. Discovery could bank on in the future.
But one of the things that we also know is that Amazon has been hoping for its own LOTR production to make the company a lot of money, as Prime Video spent a lot of money to purchase the television rights of The Lord of the Rings. As such, The Rings of Power was a successful series that is only in its first season and is set to have multiple successful seasons over the course of the next decade or so.
Considering that there will be new LOTR movies in the future, fans might get confused regarding the fact that Amazon’s The Rings of Power is ongoing and will only become more popular in the coming years. So, will the new LOTR movies be connected to The Rings of Power?
First of all, both of these productions are from different companies. As mentioned, the television rights of The Lord of the Rings belong to Amazon, and that’s why Prime Video produced and developed The Rings of Power while trying to stay true to the established continuity of Peter Jackson’s trilogy despite the fact that they never worked together. Meanwhile, the new LOTR movies will be owned by Freemode but will be helmed by Warner Bros. Discovery’s New Line Cinema.
In that regard, these productions come from different companies with their own people working on developing their different productions. That is why it is highly unlikely that either Warner Bros. or Amazon would produce their movies and/or series while caring too much about making sure that they are consistent with what the movies or the series were able to establish. As such, they are unlikely to be connected as far as continuity goes because the movies and the show come from two companies.
There is also the fact that The Rings of Power wasn’t even connected in a direct way to Peter Jackson’s LOTR trilogy. Despite the fact that the series tried its best to give respect to where respect is due by trying its best not to ruin the continuity established by the LOTR trilogy and even The Hobbit, The Rings of Power is its own continuity and is an entirely different adaptation of the storyline of JRR Tolkien’s adaptation.
As such, there is a good chance that The Rings of Power won’t even try to connect its storyline to what the new movies by Warner Bros. will establish in the future. Nevertheless, it would be too difficult not to see any connections between The Rings of Power and the new LOTR movies when they come out in the future.
How Will The Rings Of Power Connect With The New LOTR Movies?
It will be very difficult not to see connections between the two productions because both The Rings of Power and the new LOTR movies all base their storylines on the already established continuity in JRR Tolkien’s books and writings. The characters, the stories, the events, and the world are all based on what Tolkien wrote in his Legendarium.
As both of these projects share the same source material, it would be very difficult for viewers not to see any connections between them as they all use the same world and characters introduced in Tolkien’s writings. It’s similar to how there are DC shows that belong to an entirely different universe compared to the DCEU but share the same source material.
Of course, because there is no such thing as a multiverse in Tolkien’s writings, it would be more difficult for fans to separate the two productions from one another. Of course, a collaboration between Amazon and Warner Bros. is still very much possible, especially if they want to respect each other’s works and give justice to Tolkien’s writings in the best way possible. However, that is something that we can’t really say anything about because the new LOTR movies are not even in development as of this writing.