A brand new rumor claims that Prime Video will likely be fully rebooting The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Energy following the creatively bankrupt first season, which selected to throw out Tolkien and exchange it with intersectional feminism.
This new rumor comes from YouTuber Gary Buechler of Nerdrotic who says, “We’ve got heard the rumors from my man, Chris Gore, that the showrunners may find yourself being fall guys and we would have to attend ’til after award season to see if that truly occurs.”
He then provides, “I additionally heard that they’re going to go for a full on reboot with this collection and attempt to fake that the final two months didn’t occur. Roll out the publicity, possibly roll out some extra influencers and attempt to get individuals to binge The Rings of Energy. Good luck.”
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Buechler went on to state, “And so as to add to that, what if I advised you that The Rings of Energy didn’t begin this fashion. It was by no means meant to be a woke intersectional catastrophe. It didn’t have not-Gandalf. It didn’t have repurposed Hobbits. It didn’t have Halbrand as Sauron, and it didn’t have warrior Galadriel.”
“What if I advised this present was usurped by individuals like Lindsey Weber and Jennifer Salke. And what if I advised you that the fan assaults got here from the highest. Extra on that in my subsequent Rings of Energy video,” he teased.
Bolstering the rumor he heard that Prime Video will reboot the collection transferring ahead, he speculated the present will see large viewer fall off within the second season.
Buechler theorized, “It didn’t have to be this fashion. I feel we’d all like to be rooting for a superb Lord of the Rings present, however that’s not what that is. That is an Amazon product and it has little or no likelihood of succeeding with the identical individuals after two years.”
“I’m guessing you’re going to lose half of your viewers within the first episode of season two and it’s simply going to go down from there,” he speculated. “I’m guessing you’re gonna find yourself quite a bit like Westworld which simply so occurs to be one other Dangerous Reboot product that simply received cancelled besides the large distinction is Westworld had a superb first season.”
“You may need had an opportunity when you simply had a traditional unhealthy present and didn’t assault the followers, however you probably did and now you’re going to undergo the results of the right failure as a result of that’s what that is. The one factor Amazon did proper was all the things flawed,” he concluded.
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Buechler’s declare of rebooting the collection transferring ahead echoes what Movie Risk founder and business insider Chris Gore stated throughout an look on Midnight’s Edge within the Morning.
Gore said, “I heard from somebody who has a join at Amazon that – if you wish to know – that successfully, they’re going to be retooling. And that [J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay] are greater than probably…they’re not gonna be publicly fired, however their position will likely be diminished.”
“Doubtlessly simply remaining within the writers room,” he added, “however my understanding is that they’re searching for extra skilled showrunners.”
He then claimed, “They’re properly conscious of the issues — there’s form of like publicly what they are saying and what they’re really doing behind the scenes. And what they’re doing behind the scenes is that they’re freaking out that this was extra of a failure than might have been anticipated.”
“I feel, one, the standard of the present that’s the primary factor,” he opined. “The truth that it’s like ‘Why am I nonetheless watching this? That is sleep inducing.’ The second factor is the full rejection from followers. I can’t consider that there — there needs to be only a few those that stay that also prefer it.”
“And thirdly, the direct competitors from Home of the Dragon,” he concluded. “The strategically them saying that they’d have it come out on the similar time and even like pre-seed and post-seed so to talk. So Home of the Dragon began earlier and Home of the Dragon is ending later.”
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Following Gore’s claims a supply contacted Bounding Into Comics and knowledgeable us that Prime Video plans on holding Payne and McKay “this season as a result of they need Emmy awards.”
The supply added, “Sidelining them would spike any consideration in all classes.”
Payne and McKay have made no signal that they’re getting sidelined. Simply forward of the discharge of the season finale, Payne revealed they plan to concentrate on Sauron for Season 2.
He advised The Hollywood Reporter, “Season one opens with: Who’s Galadriel? The place did she come from? What did she undergo? Why is she pushed? We’re doing the identical factor with Sauron in season two. We’ll fill in all of the lacking items.”
McKay added, “Sauron can now simply be Sauron. Like Tony Soprano or Walter White. He’s evil, however complexly evil. We felt like if we did that in season one, he’d overshadow all the things else. So the primary season is like Batman Begins, and the The Darkish Knight is the subsequent film, with Sauron maneuvering out within the open. We’re actually excited. Season two has a canonical story. There might be viewers who’re like, ‘That is the story we had been hoping to get in season one!’ In season two, we’re giving it to them.”
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Speaking to Vulture following the season finale, the 2 showrunners additionally indicated they discovered vital classes from season one which they are going to apply to the second season.
Payne revealed, “On a present, we’ve got loads of time to get to know the characters, to go deeper into mythology and lore. Some scenes we shot didn’t even make it into the ultimate edit. If you put them up in opposition to the bigger stakes of the world, they didn’t fairly punch their weight. Even with small character scenes, you’ll want to have a way of the way it connects to the stakes and can contribute to the entire.”
McKay additionally detailed, “In Center-earth, all the things on the finish of the day is concerning the destiny of Center-earth. It desires to tie again to the battle of fine and evil and the temptation of energy. It’s a excessive bar for something to clear to deserve a spot within the story. Beginning this journey 5 years in the past, J.D. and I had an concept of what that bar was. Having gone via the method, we’ve got extra specificity of what actually looks like Center-earth and what doesn’t. Hopefully we’ve got raised the bar for the present going into season two.”
What do you make of this newest rumor? What do you assume Prime Video will do in response to the poor scores of The Rings of Energy and intense fan backlash to the present?
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