Will Poulter Cast in Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings Series

Will Poulter, who played Eustace in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, has been cast in Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings prequel series. According to Variety, he has a “lead role.” Amazon has not revealed any details about Poulter’s character.

Little is known about the storyline of the series except that it will take place in the Second Age of Middle-Earth. A release date has not been announced.

Poulter is now 26 years old. This past Summer, he appeared in Midsommer, a folk horror film.

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22 Responses

  1. icarus says:

    Will Poulter was one of the few bright spots in an otherwise disappointing VoDT adaptation. The fact that his career has gone from strength-to-strength off the back of that stellar performance is very much well deserved.

    • Cleander says:

      It’s ironic though that he went from being in a Narnia movie to being in a series that will probably be a competitor to the new Narnia series!

  2. The Rose-Tree Dryad says:

    Congratulations to Will! 😀

  3. Timmy-the-Oz says:

    Doesn’t The Silmarillion mostly what happens between The Hobbit and The Fellowship?

    • Hudson Shires says:

      No, it details the First and Second Ages, and only part of the Third Age (20 pages out of 365 pages). Hope that that helps.

  4. Hermitess of Narnia says:

    Good job, Will Poulter. I look forward to seeing your work.

  5. Nienna says:

    I think that Will Poulter will do an amazing job at this; ‘lead role’ whatever it is. Though I do have to say it is funny that he switched from Narnia, to Lord of the Rings. Congrats to Will!

  6. Lauren says:

    Let’s see. He has experience in playing obnoxious, know-it-all characters who need to be humbled… he’s Feanor!

  7. thomas keller says:

    When in middle-earth, He will think I’m in the wrong Wardrobe.

  8. Trufflehuntress says:

    This gives me the smallest glimmer of hope for this series. (Then again, I remember feeling the same about the casting announcements for the Hobbit films… Oh well.)

    Congrats to Will! He’s a great actor.

  9. Coracle says:

    And I see there’s a news item online that says Auckland is confirmed as the filming base! That’s the city where The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe was filmed.

  10. Horea Kaii says:

    Will is one great actor. I hope he gets a recognition on the next movie or project he’ll have in the future.
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  11. Grace Polthock says:

    I definitely cant wait to see him. I’ve been a fan of Poulter ever since he’s been aired in The Chronicles of Narnia. Im so excited for this!
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  12. Lucifer morningstar says:

    I think he already signed a contract. Still waiting for the movie. Huge LOTR fun here. http://wayne-tree-service.com/

  13. Anna says:

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  14. Brielle Luna says:

    I remember hating him on Meet the Millers for his character, but just then, I never realized he was in Narnia. He was such a good actor.
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  15. Mazikeen says:

    I like him especially with his role on The maze Runner!
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  16. Marloue Lark lluch says:

    Congrats! One of my favorite actors.
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