The new Lord of the Rings series on Amazon Prime will be a treat for the fans. The Rings of Power series, which is set to release on September 2, 2022, is a prequel set thousands 0f years before the events of “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings series.” The series follows the heroes of the Second Age of the Middle Earth as they battle the recurrence of evil. Earlier, the show revealed cryptic posters of the characters to get the fans excited. Recently, the show revealed a first look at the portrayal of female orcs, the soldiers of the Dark Lord’s armies.

The makers of Rings of Power spill details about orcs

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While talking about the show, the producer Lindsey Weber revealed that her favorite part of the show was the orcs. In the interview with IGN, weber stated,

“There’s some female Orcs that I truly loved”

Jamie Wilson, the head of The Rings of Powers‘ prosthetic department also talked about the orcs and said,

“The way I described it to my team, it’s a bit like these are the baby versions. They’re not actually babies, but it’s them coming out from the darkness. So this is early on. So for example, if you go to past films about them, you’ll see them and they’re quite battle damaged and scarred and all that kind because there have been lots more battles. This is kind of before the next range of big battles. So there’s a lot more smooth texture. There are still wrinkles, and lines, and shape, and form, but they’re not so battle-scarred, but they are dealing with some skin conditions because of their exposure to the sun. They’re coming back out for the first time again. So it’s all a bit new. That’s why they’re not as dark-skinned, necessarily not as muscle-y, and not as battle-worn as you’d seen in previous productions.”

The orcs shown in the Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy and the subsequent Hobbit trilogy have all been male. However, J.R.R. Tolkien did hint at the existence of female orcs. a letter written in October 1963, Tolkien wrote,

“There must have been orc-women. But in stories that seldom if ever see the Orcs except as soldiers of armies in the service of the evil lords, we naturally would not learn much about their lives. Not much was known.

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Fans hope to learn more about the origin of orcs

Orcs in the Lord of the Rings
Orcs in the Lord of the Rings

The origin of orcs is also something that we know very little about. The films state that orcs were elves that were “taken over by the dark powers”. However, Tolkien’s Silmarillion says that Morgoth (aka Melkor) fostered orcs from captured elves during the First Age. However, this idea was rejected by Tolkein since Morgoth “could not ‘create’ living ‘creatures’ of independent wills.” Tolkien gave other ideas about the origin of orcs, such as orcs being made from beasts, or that they were perhaps “corruptions of Elves (and probably later also of Men).”

Hopefully, the series will dive into the origin of orcs and provide the fans with all the details regarding the villainous creatures.

Fans react to the first look at female orcs


Lord of the Rings fans took to Twitter to react to the first look of the creatures.

The reactions reveal the fans’ excitement about visiting the much-loved fantasy world again and learning more about it.

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