Amazon released a brand new trailer for its upcoming television epic, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. Among the many things shown and alluded to, fans believed that the mysterious figure dressed in white might be Sauron, but Reddit believes it could be actress Bridie Sisson, with Anson Boon reportedly playing the Dark Lord instead.
During the latest trailer for The Rings of Power, we get a glimpse at a person dressed in all white with a particularly menacing and evil demeanour. The dialogue in the trailer seems to suggest that this might be Sauron (or his fairer form, the gift-bringer Annatar, as he was depicted in the Second Age). Boon was believed to be playing the Dark Lord, though Reddit users did some digging and discovered that it might be actress Bridie Sisson instead.
Amazon hasn’t officially confirmed or denied any of this, so take it with a pinch of salt for now. However, since Sisson doesn’t appear to be playing Sauron/Annatar, this character could simply be one of Sauron’s followers or part of a cult forming around Middle-earth during this age, probably surrounding the first Dark Lord, Morgoth.
Boon’s role in the show hasn’t been revealed yet, so fans are speculating that he could be portraying Sauron in The Rings of Power – Amazon just hasn’t shown this yet, perhaps to save the surprise for the series. The figure teased in the trailer is likely some clever marketing misdirection to get people talking.
However, it’s also possible that Sisson could very well be playing Sauron or Annatar after all and we’re actually looking at a different take on the villain. Boon could also be playing an entirely different character in the show. It’s all speculation at this point as Amazon has carefully hidden Sauron’s true identity so far – along with which actor is portraying him.
If we had to put some money on it, we think Daniel Weyman might be playing Sauron. The actor is playing “Meteor Man” in the series, with his identity being kept a secret. As seen in previous trailers, the fire surrounding the character’s meteor crater forms a flaming eye, which is of course referencing Sauron’s evil eye.
All will be answered when The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power airs on 2 September 2022 on Prime Video. Check out the new trailer below.