The new “Lord of the Rings” series is set to appear on Amazon Prime Video in 2021. However, there is now a last-minute change to the cast: Tom Budge is out. After watching the episodes with him, Amazon split up with the actor.
The “Lord of the Rings” series is an upcoming flagship project from Amazon Prime Video. When the series was announced, “Game of Thrones” was everywhere, and Tolkien Middle-Earth remains almost the only way to satisfy our desire for another epic story in the form of a series.
Even if there is some delay due to Corona, the production of “Lord of the Rings” is close to home in a row. But even though the episodes were already filmed with him, Amazon has now split up with actor Tom Budge.
Unfortunately, it was not revealed what role the relatively unknown Australian would play. But across Instagram The person in question declared that Amazon no longer wanted him. It appears that there have been creative differences due to different visions of his personality – whether he refuses to pursue the Amazon vision and voluntarily quits, or whether Amazon is simply unhappy with his work and fired, remains open for the time being. It’s also possible that Amazon has deemed the number unnecessary and decided to delete it altogether.
Tom Budge in his movie “Lord of the Rings” -aus
The actor announced on his social media channel: “Hello everyone. It is with great sadness that I am writing to tell you that I have left the series The Lord of the Rings from Amazon. After watching the first episodes filmed last year, Amazon decided to take a different direction with the character I played.” .
Shortly after thanks, in addition to his statement, the post also includes a video from Johnny Cash performing his hit song “Ring Of Fire”.
Budge’s words seem conciliatory, but that’s probably because of his professionalism. It must be tough for the actor to leave a huge project like “The Lord of the Rings”, who has countless fans on this planet, especially since he must have already put in a lot of work in the role.
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We’ll find out if Amazon wants to streamline the series and thus simply omit the supporting role of Budge or whether there is a change in cast, once a potential successor to the Budges part is announced. Then the scenes will have to be filmed with the character again – but the remake is nothing out of the ordinary.
After filming for “Lord of the Rings” began in early 2020, there was a longer break last summer, and in September 2020 filming resumed in New Zealand. The main part of filming for Season 1 should now be finished, and now it’s time for update and post-production.
Amazon Lord of the Rings should be out in 2021. We’re guessing a very late release, around Christmas.
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