The Lord of the Rings: this is what the Orcs of the series will look like and the first images are terrifying

Series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power adapted from the work of JRR Tolkien arrives on Amazon Prime on September 2. The series is gradually unfolding and the first photos of the Orcs have been revealed. One thing is certain: the bad guys are just as terrifying as ever.

According to Jamie Wilson and Lindsey Weber, respectively head of the prosthetics department and executive producer of the series, who confided in IGN, the famous Orcs are essentially built with make-up and prostheses. Only a few special effects were used in post-production. The big news will be the appearance of female Orcs in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. Lindsey Weber explains : “There’s been a lot of discussion about what it’s like to be an Orc in the Second Age. It seemed fitting that they looked different, within a rawer, wilder Second Age Middle-earth, near the end of the First Age. When we discover them, they are not yet organized into armies, they are more scattered and they are scavenging. It really is a different time in their overall history.” Indeed, the plot of the series will focus on the Second Age of Middle-earth, a period which is thousands of years before Frodo’s great adventure.

Lindsey Weber also commented on the appearance of these new Orcs: “The way I described them to my team, it’s a bit like baby versions. They’re not really babies, but they’re just coming out of the darkness. This is the very beginning. For example, if you watch the old movies with them, you’ll see them full of scars and scarred from the fights, because they’ve been through a lot of fights. It happens before the next wave of big battles. So they have a softer texture. There are still wrinkles, lines, marked shapes, but these are not trophies of war. However they have skin problems due to sun exposure. They come to the surface for the first time. All of this is new. That’s why they don’t have such dark skin, and why they don’t look especially muscular or veteran like we’ve seen in previous productions”.

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