All Things Rings ~ Amazon Series News & Rumors
Hey dol! Merry dol! Ring a dong dillo! Ring a dong! Hop along! Fal lal the willow! Tom Bom, jolly Tom, Tom Bombadillo!
It’s being reported that the character of Tom Bombadil who was famously cut from Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings films will be appearing in Season Two of The Rings of Power.
At long last we may finally see one of Tolkien’s most enigmatic characters brought to life in Amazon’s series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power! Tom Bombadil is one of the most often discussed characters cut from New Line Cinema’s billion dollar award winning film trilogy.
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This rumor comes directly from TheOneRing.net. Justin Sewell claims the show has cast and is filming scenes with Tom Bombadil. Here is a quote directly from their podcast…
“It’s 100% Tom Bombadil. That’s what they are saying. Tom Bombadil has been cast and will show up in Season 2.”
No official confirmation yet from Amazon, but it’s an interesting rumor that bears watching. Tom’s character appearing in the series would in no way break Tolkien Canon. Elrond even mentions meeting him under the name of Iarwain Ben-adar.
For those of you unfamiliar with this Tolkien character from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, I thinks its time to read the books! Until you do, here is a quote from Tom himself about who and what he is.
“Eldest, that’s what I am. Mark my words, my friends: Tom was here before the river and the trees; Tom remembers the first raindrop and the first acorn. He made paths before the Big People, and saw the little People arriving. He was here before the kings and the graves and the Barrow-wights. When the elves passed westward, Tom was here already, before the seas were bent. He knew the dark under the stars when it was fearless – before the Dark Lord came from Outside.” Tom Bombadil
And here is another quote by Gandalf from ‘The Council of Elrond’ chapter discussing Tom Bombadil’s disregard of the Ring.
“Say rather that the Ring has no power over him. He is his own master. But he cannot alter the Ring itself, nor break its power over others. And now he is withdrawn into a little land, within bounds that he has set, though none can see them, waiting perhaps for a change of days, and he will not step beyond them.” Gandalf the Gray