How Is the Balrog in The Rings of Power? - The Lord of the Rings Trailer Breakdown | Comic Con 2022

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Published on 23 Jul 2022, 1:24
The Comic-Con news keeps rolling and with it exciting new reveals of our favorite shows. Today, Prime Video wowed the Hall H crowd with a brand new The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power trailer, and we caught a couple glimpses of some very exciting new participants in the series. No new cast members were announced — their ensemble is already huge. No, instead, we got a look at a Balrog! And, if the framing of his introduction is to be believed and our timelines are correct, this bad boy is going to play a major role in the upcoming Rings of Power series. Why is that notable? Well, outside of the fact that it’s a breed of giant fire monster that successfully “killed” Gandalf — who, again, we probably won’t be seeing in Rings of Power — the introduction of the creature is curious because there’s not any mention of the Balrog in Tolkien’s Second Age. Durin’s Bane (that’s the bad boy that took out Gandalf) doesn’t awake until the Third Age. So, is Prime Video playing fast and loose with their timelines, or are we about to meet a brand new member of the small but mighty Balrog family? Join us as we speculate wildly in our Rings of Power trailer breakdown!