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As if picking Sauron wasn’t already incredibly difficult The Rings of Power Cast in season one, the actor behind The Enemy says he may carry his shape-shifting tendencies into future seasons.
We all know Sauron as the great deceiver of the Second Age. Not only did the villain almost enslave all life on Middle-earth, thanks to the Rings of Power and the One who bound them to him, but he caused the downfall of Numenor by whispering poison into the ears of its last king.
All of that is yet to come in Amazon’s adaptation, but most fans are currently wondering if the titular major villain will also change form at will to continue deceiving and influencing the Free Peoples like he does in the books. Well, according to Charlie Vickers, who explained this in a chat with ScreenRant, that’s certainly a possibility the Prime show is poised to explore.
“Definitely. We know Sauron takes different forms in this era. All I can say about that is maybe. Maybe we’ll do those things. But I’m incredibly excited to watch him do those things that we know about that he does them. He must make a bunch of rings, and he is allowed to go to Númenor, and he orchestrates the fall of Númenor, then he must assume another form and fight in the battle of the last alliance, the battle at the end of the second age.”
Vickers further explained that a villain like Sauron has many phases. He certainly enjoyed playing him as Halbrand and it will definitely be interesting to explore different facets of the character, especially now that he doesn’t have to pretend or hide all that wickedness.
“The showrunners have a really specific plan and I don’t know how it’s going to play out, but I loved playing it in this penitential phase. Whether or not the remorse is genuine is open to interpretation. But I think it’s going to be really cool now that he’s kind of out there. And it’s like, I’m back. I have lingered. I come back very slowly. And now, thanks to Galadriel, I’m back. And I look forward to playing that.”
The second rings of power Season 1 is currently filming and our estimates are for the release window to be between early and late 2024.
https://wegotthiscovered.com/tv/the-rings-of-power-star-teases-a-new-form-for-sauron-in-season-2/ The Rings of Power star says Sauron could take on a new form in Season 2