Another cryptic tweet from the official Lord of The Rings series Twitter account might be hinting to the show’s actual story and time period. It had been rumored that it could focus on a young Aragorn, but these tweets might be suggesting a story taking place thousands of years before all that.
They keep mentioning the Rings of Power, a key figure in the Second Age (thousands of years before Aragorn is born) and the prologue introduction of Peter Jackson’s Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of The Ring covers it briefly concerning the rings. Sauron forges a bunch of rings for the kingdoms of Man, Elves, and Dwarves only to create the master-key The Ring of Power to control them and leads to a massive battle where Sauron is destroyed until the events of The Hobbit movies as he’s brought back to Middle-Earth as the Great Eye of Mordor.
The tip-off is that the map they’ve tweeted out is from the Second Age.
Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky, pic.twitter.com/unJj1Bpde1
— The Lord of the Rings on Prime (@LOTRonPrime) February 15, 2019
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone, pic.twitter.com/Btk2CRsQI2
— The Lord of the Rings on Prime (@LOTRonPrime) February 18, 2019
I’m starting to think we’re getting a series about the Elves and Aragorn’s ancestors that defeat Sauron and ultimately is betrayed by the ring. It would certainly be a lot more interesting cause we’d be able to explore all the different kingdoms and the battles that would be on the scale you’d expect from the franchise.
Of course, this is just speculation but repeating the prologue dialog is supporting my theory and if the Ring is part of the story it wouldn’t make a lot of sense to go back to Aragorn, even more so we know his story and the stakes for the character are automatically thrown out the window.
Considering this would be set thousands of years before The Hobbit it could mean we might only see the return of the Elves seen in the last six movies.