Through Twitter, Neil Gaiman countered the negative criticism of Elon Musk to series ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power‘ after the billionaire declared that the author J. R. R. Tolkien would be “turning over in his grave” because of the new adaptation of the Prime Video.
“Elon Musk doesn’t ask me for advice on how to fail to buy Twitter, and I don’t come to him for film, TV or literature reviews,” declared the acclaimed creator of ‘Sandman‘.
Elon Musk doesn’t come to me for advice on how to fail to buy Twitter, and I don’t go to him for film, TV or literature criticism. https://t.co/WpyXhQlqIh
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) September 6, 2022
In addition to the above comment, Elon Musk also accused the production of misandry: “Almost every male character so far is a coward, an idiot, or both. Only Galadriel is brave, intelligent and sympathetic.”
Tolkien is turning in his grave
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 5, 2022
The new epic drama brings to the screen for the first time the legendary story of the Second Age of Middle-earth from J.R.R. Tolkien. Starting in a time of relative peace, thousands of years before the events of Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books, the series follows a cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they face the dreaded resurgence of evil on Earth- average.
“This is a title that we imagined could be on the spine of a book alongside other JRR Tolkien classics. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power unites all the major stories of the Second Age of Middle-earth: The Forge of the Rings, the Rise of the Dark Lord Sauron, the epic tale of Númenor, and the Last Alliance of Elves and Men.” said the showrunners JD Payne e Patrick McKay. “Until now, audiences have only seen the story of the One Ring on screen — but before there was the One, there were many… and we are excited to share the epic story of them all.”
The main cast consists of Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Maxim Baldry, Nazanin Boniadi, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Charles Edwards, Trystan Gravelle, Sir Lenny Henry, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Lloyd Owen, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, Leon Wadham, Benjamin Walker, Daniel Weyman e Sara Zwangobani.
It is worth remembering that the production has already been renewed for the 2nd season.
The novel trilogy by Tolkien was originally adapted for cinema between 2001 and 2003, winning 17 Oscar statuettes, including the Best Director award for Peter Jackson and Best Film in 2004 for ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King’. Later, the franchise also gained a trilogy. prequela entitled ‘O Hobbit’.