Here’s a surprising reveal out of left-field, but Variety has shared a first look at the upcoming original anime feature titled The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim. It’s being produced by New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Animation and will release on April 21st, 2024. Blade Runner: Black Lotus producer Joseph Chou is working on the project through his studio Sola Entertainment with Kenji Kamiyama taking over directing duties.
Here’s the first look at the upcoming anime, which will take place around two centuries before The Hobbit and is about the exploits of Helm Hammerhand, and the creation of Helm’s Deep. The Two Towers fans might be excited to explore the origins of this iconic location. it’s our first look at the film which was announced last year, but we’ll still have to wait a bit until we can watch it.
The Middle Earth franchise has seen quite the revival with this anime prequel and the upcoming Amazon live-action series. Warner Bros. will be trying to make the best of it, especially as the franchise is currently for sale as well. Who knows if we also get some more announcements in the near future once a buyer has been found, who’ll definitely try to bank on its success.