|2020/12/22 17:02, Andróg: || |
|Well, from my perspective the previous production of 'this gang' is sort of... some of it is good, some of it is bad, most of it is what it is. So if they can manage to produce these on the level of their previous best stuff (like Star Wars Ep VII and Rogue One), then I wouldn't be that harsh about it. Yes, even then it's not going to be some unforgettable series in the ranks of best-ever, but it won't be terrible either (you know, like Star Wars Episodes I, VIII and IX).
So, basically, if they can capture the 'LOTR feel & atmosphere' and portray Sauron, those mighty Elves and other characters in a way that feels and sounds LOTR-like and can do it on the level of The Force Awakens or Rogue one, then I wouldn't complain. But yes, for those who demand absolute perfection, this series has zero chance to succeed.
Regarding rights: I haven't got into the very details of it. The latter parts of The Silmarillion do address the Second Age as well, but there are tons of references do it in LOTR, The Hobbit and the appendixes of these texts as well. There's tons of stuff, secondary storylines and so on that get mentioned in LOTR that they could develop. But still, not being able to directly rely on Akallabeth will severely limit what stories they can tell in the Second Age.