Amazon's Lord Of The Rings: 10 Things Fans Demand

9. Numenor

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This idyllic society was the first settlement of the Dunedain, whose seafaring ways would eventually lead to the population of Middle Earth. The royal lineage would also bring us ring-hogger Isildur, and in-turn our hero Aragorn.

Actually seeing this borderline mythical civilisation would be immense, if Amazon have the wherewithal to pull it off. Tolkien, the absolute legend-obsessed lad that he was, based Numenor off the doomed city of Atlantis: Numenor too sank into the sea after it got too big for its boots.

The Fall of Numenor is downright integral to the rise of a certain other character we're all too familiar with: the titular Lord of the Rings himself. More on that later.

With such an immense part of LOTR lore in the hands of this Amazon show production team, there are a few anxieties amongst fans.

How will this once-great society be depicted? Perhaps some Grecian-inspired aesthetic as a nod to its Classical inspiration? Maybe there'll be a smidge of a Viking look because of their penchant for overseas exploration?

We'd just really like to see Numenor, to be honest, but it'd be great if they didn't screw it up.


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