Will Poulter Reportedly Set To Join The Lord Of The Rings

by Erik Amaya

Will Poulter is trading out Narnia for Middle-Earth.

Variety reports the actor has been cast as one of the leads in Amazon’s upcoming The Lord of the Rings television series. His role is currently unknown, but with the program set sometime in the Second Age, he could be anyone from Gil-Galad to Celebrimbor to Ar-Pharazon to Sauron himself. Of course, it is always possible he will play a new human or elf character created for the series.

Poutler appeared in 2010’s The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader as the Pevensies’ obnoxious cousin Eustace Scrubb. By the end of the film, Eustace transformed into a worthwhile character and, had more film been made, the main character of the Narnia cycle going forward. Sadly, this did not work out for Poulter as plans for The Silver Chair will ultimately scrapped. Narnia is currently being developed as a television series by Netflix.

Actor Markella Kavenagh is also said to be part of LOTR‘s cast, but this has not been confirmed.

Erik Amaya

Host of Tread Perilously and a Film/TV Writer at Comicon.com and Rotten Tomatoes. A former staff writer at CBR and Bleeding Cool, and a contributing writer at Fanbase Press and Monkeys Fighting Robots. Voice of Puppet Tommy on The Room Responds. A seeker of the Seastone Chair and the owner of a Legion Flight Ring. Sorted into Gryffindor, which came as some surprise.

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