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First look and new details for the anime film THE LORD OF THE RINGS: WAR OF THE ROHIRRIM

First look and new details for the anime film THE LORD OF THE RINGS: WAR OF THE ROHIRRIM

Here’s our first look at two of the main characters from Warner Bros. Animation and New Line Cinema’s highly anticipated Middle-earth anime film The Lord of the Rings: War of the Rohirrim.

These images come from Entertainment Weekly and feature a first look at Héra of Rohan voiced by Gaia Wise and Wulf voiced by Luke Pasqualino, who leads the armies of Dunlendings against Helm’s reign.

The film tells the story of Helm Hammerhand, the king of Rohan, and is voiced by Brian Cox in the movie. Director Kenji Kamiyana he talked about this story, which he was excited to tell.

He said: “This is the story of the most powerful king in the history of Rohan, someone who defeated his enemies with his bare hands. Why did his lineage have to end with him?

“I think there is a lesson in arrogance in this and also the need for responsibility and awareness of one’s power. We live in a time when, all over the world, we are once again facing the reality of war.

“What then is power? What is the responsibility of those who own it? It’s something they need to think about by thinking together with those who don’t.”

Writers and producers Philippa Boyens and Phoebe Gittins expanded Tolkien’s original story and wanted to give a certain character his name… Hèra.

Boyens said: “In the appendices that the story is from, we find these male characters drawn quite interestingly, and then we find this young female character who is never named – and that was really interesting to me.

“We know that Helm has a daughter and we know that she played a central role in the conflict that occurred. But I, and especially the screenwriter Phoebe Gittins, were attracted to her. We could feel the weight of her being that nameless daughter, which immediately piqued our interest: who was she? How did she live?

Wise spoke about the character he plays, saying, “He would give his life for his people,” Wise says. “Compared to Arwen and Eowyn, they are fully formed women. What I loved about Hèra is that she is fierce, complex, rebellious”.

The creative team also offers details on the character Wulf, with Boyens sharing: “We have an exceptionally great antagonist in this story. He was one of my favorite antagonists that I wrote in all the films I worked on.

Wulf isn’t an evil wizard or dark lord, he’s simply a human being, and when talking about what makes this character so interesting, Boyens said, “He speaks so directly to many of the crises we’re facing today.”

“He’s a really fascinating and emotional character. You don’t know what he’s going to do and some of the choices he makes are just breathtaking, in a good way.”

The film is set 183 years before the events depicted in the original film trilogy. “A sudden attack by Wulf, a cunning and ruthless Dunland lord seeking revenge for his father’s death, forces Helm and his people to make a daring last stand in the ancient hold of Hornburg, a mighty fortress which later became known as Helm’s Deep.

“Finding herself in an increasingly desperate situation, Héra of Rohan (Gaia Saggia), Helm’s daughter, must summon the will to lead the resistance against a mortal enemy bent on their total destruction.

20 minutes of the film were recently screened and the footage was greeted with “thunderous applause. I can’t wait to see some footage of this film in person!

The rest of the voice cast includes Lorraine Ashbourne (from Netflix Bridgerton), Yazdan Qafouri (I came), Benjamin Wainwright (BBC One World on fire), Laurence Ubong Williams (Brings), Shaun Dooley (from Netflix The witcher), Michael Wildmann (Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw), Jude Akuwudike (Beasts of no nation), Bilal Hasna (BBC Sparks), AND Janine Duvitski (by ITV Benidorm).

The Lord of the Rings: War of the Rohirrim will be released in theaters on December 13th.

by Joey Paur
Source: Geek Tyrant

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