News continues to arrive regarding the series of Prime Video most anticipated of 2022. Benjamin Walkerinterpreter of King Gil-galad neither The Rings of Powerspoke about the inner conflict of his character, the High King of the Ñoldor, in the series based on the novels of JRR Tolkien on Middle-earth and due to be released on the streaming platform on September 2, 2022.
The vigilance of King Gil-galad in The Rings of Power
Appeared for the first time in it The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings by Peter Jackson during a flashback relating to the war of the Last Alliance, King Gil-galad (played in the film by Mark Ferguson) was one of the founders of the alliance that led to the fall of Sauron in Barud-dûr.
As we understand by now, The Rings of Power tells the previous phase, that of preparation, for the great war against Sauron during the Second Era. Consequentially Gil-galad will play a key role in the series. Now we learn that, in addition to the strong tensions between Humans and Elves, the Elf monarch will have an existential conflict to deal with, which will make him thoughtful throughout the first season, if not beyond.
During the panel de The Rings of Power at San-Diego Comic-Con 2022, Benjamin Walker revealed a screenrant.com that Gil-galad will have to cope with everything he has experienced during his long life as an elf. The actor revealed that despite the fact that he had to witness the deaths of the people he cared for, Gil-galad is still confident and determined to fulfill his duties to him. The series will in fact explore what allows him to move forward on his path. Not only that: Walker explained that the character’s inner conflict takes inspiration from Tolkien’s writings: the Elf is constantly alert because he feels that evil is coming despite the period of “relative peace”. Below you can read his words:
Gil-galad is thousands of years old and faces this question. When you’ve seen everyone you know and love die over and over, how do you muster the strength for hope? But he succeeds. Tolkien understood the inevitability of the resurrection of evil, which is why Gil-galad in particular is constantly vigilant. This is the price of peace: vigilance.
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