More powerful than Gandalf? Amazon is lining up Sauron’s ultimate opponent for Season 2 of the Lord of the Rings series

More powerful than Gandalf Amazon is lining up Saurons ultimate

The second season of the fantasy series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is in post-production on Amazon Prime Video *. Its launch is expected this year. What plot developments Middle-earth fans can expect is already revealed with magical new information.

In The Rings of Power Season 2, a new wizard trains Sauron’s opponent

Although Amazon is keeping quiet about news from Middle-earth, we already know a lot about Season 2 of The Rings of Power. New details keep leaking out, such as the recent reunion with the Oliphants from the films. The fan site Fellowship of Fans, which regularly taps its secret series informants to gain advance insights into the hotly anticipated fantasy return, has found out something exciting: Apparently Sauron’s greatest opponent will be trained in Season 2.

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The Lord of the Rings fan page leak is best broken down step by step because it has several parts:

  • In season 2 of The Rings of Power we follow the Harfoot Girl Nori (Markella Kavenagh) and the magical “Strange” (Daniel Weyman), whom most fans now think of as the wizard Gandalf, eastward.
  • In the Rhûn region of eastern Middle-earth meet a new wizardwho is Nori’s friend teacher helps to get better control of one’s abilities and become even more powerful. (His actor is not yet known.)
  • The Lord of the Rings series wants build the stranger into Sauron’s main opponent, so the two rivals can clash in future seasons. Season 2 is probably about him learning to control his powers, which makes it unlikely that the two will meet.
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    The Rings of Power: Nori and the Stranger

    The magical new teacher in East Middle-earth must be extremely powerful himself if he can even teach the stranger (our potential Gandalf) anything. It is unclear whether this new addition is one of the five Istari or another magical creature. After all, Tolkien has with them Istari five powerful magicians introduced to Middle-earth: a gray, white, brown and two blue wizards.

    What speaks in favor of the magician theory: Fellowship of Fans also wants to know that Amazon is one Special permission for magician use has brought. Actually, the Prime series (according to the secured film rights) is only allowed to use the appendices* of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings novels as the basis for the series. Now The Rings of Power is said to have also received additional approvals for two other Tolkien texts, one of them from the Unfinished Tales *. The other text is even said to mention the Istari’s journey to the East in the Second Age of Middle-earth, which would allow the series to feature an appearance by all five wizards.

    When does Lord of the Rings season 2 start on Amazon Prime?

    Amazon has not yet announced an official start date for the return of The Rings of Power. However, it is expected that the 2nd season will be released in Fall 2024i.e. two years after season 1, will arrive on Prime Video.

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