The actor, who starred as King Théoden within the authentic LOTR trilogy, not too long ago instructed Metro that he has “no curiosity” in watching the brand new spin-off sequence.
Set hundreds of years earlier than the occasions of The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings trilogy, The Rings Of Energy takes viewers again to the Second Age of Center-earth.
With a reported funds of $1billion (£866.6million), it’s the costliest sequence ever made. However that hasn’t satisfied Hill to present it a go.
Requested if he’s watched the prequel sequence, the actor replied: “No, not .”
“It’s a money-making enterprise and I’m not interested by watching that or being in it. Good luck to them and all that stuff but it surely’s not like the actual factor.”
Requested if he believes the franchise would have been higher off ending after the unique trilogy, he mentioned: “Utterly, sure. I feel they had been pushing it after they made The Hobbit. The Hobbit’s a tiny e-book.
“They did it effectively – they did it actually, rather well. They expanded it [but] I feel you possibly can solely stretch a bit of elastic to this point. I feel they managed it in The Hobbit as a result of there have been some actually good issues in The Hobbit undoubtedly.”
In NME‘s four-star assessment of the primary season, we wrote: “The Rings Of Energy, for all its grand elf lords, biblical storytelling and cinematic scope, retains the healthful coronary heart that made the movies really feel so heat and cosy.”
Amazon ordered a second season of the sequence again in 2019, earlier than pre-production had even began on the primary.
Based on The Hollywood Reporter, manufacturing on the second season started on October 3 within the UK.