“The Lord of the Rings: War of the Rohirrim” the animated film postponed to December 2024
Tolkien enthusiasts, breathe a sigh of recollection. Warner Bros. Discovery has announced the shift of the release date of the highly anticipated animated film “The Lord of the Rings: War of the Rohirrim”. Initially scheduled for April 12, the film will only see the light on December 13, 2024, due to a domino effect triggered by the actors' strike that has affected the release calendar of other great cinematic sagas.
A new journey into the past of Middle-earth
The film is set 183 years before the events of the original “Lord of the Rings” trilogy and focuses on the legendary figure of the King of Rohan, Helm Hammerhand, voiced by Brian Cox. In the darkest moment, attacked by the cruel King Dunlending Wulf, Helm and his people will be forced into a desperate resistance at the ancient fortress of Hornburg, better known as Helm's Abyss. The real hero of the story is Hera, Helm's daughter, played by Gaia Wise, called upon to demonstrate exceptional fortitude in the face of a merciless enemy.
A Team of Excellence
During the Comic-Con presentation, executive producer Phillipa Boyens, who previously wrote the scripts for the “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogies, described the film as a story of “war ruins” that turns into one of “supernatural pain”. The voice cast also boasts names like Miranda Otto and Lorraine Ashbourne, while the director is the award-winning Kenji Kamiyama, known for works such as “Blade Runner: Black Lotus” and “Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex”.
Consequences of Postponement
The release date shift was prompted by Warner Bros. Discovery's need to postpone “Dune: Part 2” due to a lack of actors available to promote the film during the SAG-AFTRA strike. This also had repercussions for "Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire", which now occupies the date originally intended for "The War of the Rohirrim".
In conclusion, even if fans will have to wait a little longer, the premises for “The Lord of the Rings: War of the Rohirrim” are more than promising. A new epic chapter is announced that will further enrich Tolkien's immortal saga. And if the story and the creative team are any indicator, the film will be well worth the wait.
Director: Kenji Kamiyama
Gender: Animation, Action, Adventure
Year: 2024 mm
Country: USA, Japan
Exit date: December 2024