Let’s start off with what we know.
Based off the map released by Amazon (above), we know that the setting of this story will be in the Second Age of the world. How do we know that? Off the south-western borders of Middle-earth is the island of Númenor, which only existed in the Second Age.
It was recently reported by TheOneRing.net, that the show would feature Elrond, Galadriel, and Sauron.
Based off of those clues here’s what we can guess about the show.
The story will feature the three characters mentioned above. In all the events that take place during the Second Age, there is only one event that includes Elrond, Galadriel, Sauron, and the Númenóreans. It’s called The War of the Elves and Sauron. Sauron helped the Elves make the rings of power, he also tricked them into helping him make the One Ring. An Elf named Celebrimbor discovered Sauron’s true purpose and helped the Elves hide the Three Rings. This act infuriates Sauron and he begins his war against the Elves. The Three Elven Rings are sent into hiding and Gil-galad goes on to lead the Noldor army against Sauron’s forces. The Elves do their best to defend against his onslaught, but Sauron with the One Ring is too powerful. For seven years, death and destruction laid waste to Middle-earth and, in the end, Tar-Minastir had to send a great navy from Númenor to help the Noldor defeat Sauron.
Knowing what we know and guessing the plot based on what we know, we would name this TV series, The Lord of the Rings: War of the Rings. Essentially because this war was Sauron’s effort to control the rings of power. It’s not an incredibly creative or metaphorical title but it’s simple and it works. It’s also a little nod to Tolkien’s preferred title for the third book in The Lord of the Rings, which was originally The War of the Ring. It could be titled Sauron Defeated, but that’s a little obvious as to what’s going to happen. We’re still going to stick with War of the Rings, it’s an easy clear name that fits the plot of the story.
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Thank you so much for your time and remember, from the ashes a fire shall be woken.
– The Wandering One