The Rings of Power showed what the orcs will be like

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power It is only a few months away from its official premiere and Amazon continues to offer details about its world and its characters.

At the end of the First Age, the orcs were about to be liquidatedbut they never completely disappeared.

During the Second Age, still decimated, they are not the threat of the future, when Middle-earth was about to succumb to the wrath of Sauron.

“It was really important for them to treat them as their own culture and explore their world in their own right,” said Jamie Wilson, head of the prosthetics department, in an interview with IGN.

According to his words, they spent a lot of time chatting about the meaning of being an orc in the Second Age.

We thought it appropriate that his appearance was differentpart of a wilder, rawer Second Age, Middle-earth, closer to where the First Age ends.”

In this age they are not yet “organized into armies” and are scattered throughout the world.


Orcs lived in tunnels

Everyone thought that the orcs had been eradicated, but in truth they lived in the dark, organized in small groups and hidden in tunnels.

“Were hunted for a long timeso this is his return to the outside”, now under a new leader. Weber anticipates that there is an orca “that is very tall and strong” and that it faces one of the elves. “I hope it is one of the favorites of the followers”.

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In the movies of The Lord of the rings by Peter Jackson, orcs appeared with scars on their bodies. This version, on the other hand, opts for softer textures: “There are still wrinkles and lines”, but not “so many battle scars”.

What happens to them is that since they have been underground for so long, exposure to the sun affects them. “They’re coming out for the first time, so it’s all a bit new. That’s why they’re so dark-skinned and not as muscular and battle-worn as in previous productions.”

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Less special effects, more prosthetics

20 years ago, they used foam latex as the main material. “It was at the end of The Lord of the rings when we made the first encapsulated silicone for Gimli”. At present, silicone is used for prostheses.

We work hard to make our prostheses really fine and more comfortable for our interpreters and all that. But there are times when they carry things, teeth for example, and all kinds of things that make it difficult. And over time, while shooting, those things can take a little bit of wear and tear as the day goes on.”

Those responsible for the series decided early on that they wanted the show “to be very real”. Thus, they use prostheses and minimize visual effects. “The human eye is getting better and better at knowing what’s real and what’s not,” she said.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will premiere on September 2 on Amazon Prime Video.

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