The once King of Gondor, who led men and elves into battle during the Second Age against the forces of Mordor, is finally getting a premium statue from the WETA Workshop. Elendil stands 18″ tall and features the kind of fantastic detail we’ve come to expect from WETA Workshop. The King is scheduled to ship in July 2023, but he can be pre-ordered now for $549.99 over at Entertainment Earth.
I’m worried about what may happen if Elendil is introduced in Amazon’s The Rings of Power. For those who’ve not watched it, the show plays fast and loose with J.R.R. Tolkien’s characters, lore, and mythos. Elendil is a half-elf, related to Elrond via a long line of kings. The character has his place in the story of the Second Age. Still, given the weird amounts of social politics injected into the fantasy story, I wouldn’t doubt if the origins of Aragon’s ancestors were changed.
Elendil has very little screen time in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He is seen briefly during the Battle of the Lost Alliance against Sauron and his minions. The brave King charges the Dark Lord only to be quickly struck down. Elendil’s son Isildur rushed to his side in the heat of battle. He has but a moment to grieve his father’s death before Sauron is upon him. With the shattered sword Narsil, Isildur manages to sever the One Ring from evil’s grasp. Sadly, the King’s son could not resist the power of the Ring in the end.
Why Elendil doesn’t get more recognition is beyond me. Perhaps it’s his lack of screen time and dialog? The same could be said of Isildur. But, at least now, WETA is fixing that issue with this collectible.[Source: Entertainment Earth]
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