Lord of the Rings writers Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh gave an interview at New York Comic-Con and were asked about the rumors swirling that Nicolas Cage could have been cast as Aragorn ÛÓ and it turns out it was a possibility.
It could well be [true]. We loved him. I remember we saw … I canÛªt remember, there were a couple films that came out around that time, but heÛªs an amazing actor.
There was a point at which I know there was a drive for name actors in certain roles, and that may have been something more [handled by] the studio.
And what about David Bowie? Could he have been in the series? It was a possibility but it seems the studio couldn’t get past his role as the Goblin King in Labyrinth.
I donÛªt think the studio were that keen at that point, so we never did meet with him.
I remember that conversation. There was a little hesitancy there because Elrond and the Goblin King. I mean, you know, elves.
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) October 10, 2018
We may not see Cage or Bowie but people are still excited about the new Lord of the Rings series coming to Amazon.
The deeper I dive into the #LordoftheRings Amazon series the more excited I get about it. 5 seasons with a young #Aragorn. Keep the story character driven and interesting please! @theoneringnet thanks for that thread from May lol. Any new info? pic.twitter.com/RYx42IHHr7
— Salty Nerd (@salty_nerd) July 3, 2018
One season focused on young Aragorn as far as we know.
— Dr Ross Geller (@Die_Wil_Wheaton) July 3, 2018
We donÛªt actually know anything. The Aragorn thing was a rumor. Sure it may end up being true but right now there is zero evidence that this is actually the case.
— DFerryJr (@DFerryJrJr) July 4, 2018
Dominic Monaghan talks the possibility of returning to Middle Earth for AmazonÛªs #LordOfTheRings prequel. Watch more on #CouchSurfing here: https://t.co/yLDk2df0MF (via @PeopleTV) pic.twitter.com/8w1dEsJRSs
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) June 17, 2018
— IndieWire (@IndieWire) June 16, 2018
— Nerdist (@nerdist) May 19, 2018
— Carlo (@Clx91) May 20, 2018
I could be into that if they get the right actor to play him. Loved Viggo, so that's going to be hard to touch for me
— Tracy D Wood (@TDWOOD213) May 20, 2018
Dang I was hoping it was going to follow the Silmarillion.
— Veronica Holden (@vbholden) May 19, 2018
But without Nicholas Cage is it even worth watching?