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    Female-Led ‘Lord Of The Rings: The War Of The Rohirrim’ To Bring New Direction To The Franchise: All You Need To Know

    Lord Of The Rings‘ fans are looking forward to the highly awaited prequel anime film ‘The War Of The Rohirrim’. To top the excitement off, this will be the first-ever female-led film in the franchise, led by a headstrong Princess Héra.

    During a packed presentation on Tuesday at the Annecy Animation Festival, Warner Bros. Animation, New Line Cinema, and Sola Entertainment gave a 20-minute sample of the anime film and received loud applause. Here’s how fans have reacted to the preview.

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    Preview Of ‘Lord Of The Rings: The War Of The Rohirrim’

    Preview of 'The War Of The Rohirrim' (Source: WB SVP Jason DeMarco)
    Preview of ‘The War Of The Rohirrim’ (Source: WB SVP Jason DeMarco)

    Set almost two centuries before Bilbo Baggins encounters the ring of power, the new storyline revolves around the House of Helm Hammerhand, the King of Rohan (voiced by Brian Cox), with particular interest paid to his daughter, the tenacious Princess Héra (voiced by Gaia Wise). In the video, a fight breaks out at a council meeting, prompting the vicious Dunlending lord Wulf to pursue revenge. Miranda Otto plays Éowyn in the film adaptation of “The Lord of the Rings,” but this time she serves as the narrator.

    In addition to J.R.R. Tolkien’s books “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings,” director Kenji Kamiyana said he was influenced by Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh’s films, who were confirmed as the film’s executive producers during the session.

    Talking about the story, Kamiyana told EW, “This is the story of the most powerful king in Rohan’s history, someone who defeated his enemies with his bare fists. Why did his lineage have to end with him? I think there is a lesson in hubris there and also for a need for responsibility and awareness in their power. We live in an age where, all over the world, we face the reality of war again. What, then, is power? What is the responsibility of those who possess it? It is something they need to think about by thinking together with those who don’t.” 

    The film is set to be released this December.

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    Fans Reacts To ‘Lord Of The Rings: The War Of The Rohirrim’ Announcement

    Wulf (voiced by Luke Pasqualino) and Héra (voiced by Gaia Wise) in ‘The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim'. (COURTESY-WARNER BROS. PICTURES)
    Wulf (voiced by Luke Pasqualino) and Héra (voiced by Gaia Wise) in ‘The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim’. (COURTESY-WARNER BROS. PICTURES)

    Fans have been showing their excitement towards the prequel, mostly because it’s anime style and having been familiar with Kamiyana’s work before.

    Others gushed over the film’s visuals and how appealing it looked.

    Many fans also applauded the film’s female led perspective and showed their excitement for Hera.

    The project is the first-ever anime-style film in the franchise which makes fans all the more excited and at the same time skeptical about how it will turn out. But knowing Kamiyana and his work, it will undoubtedly be a treat.

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