New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Animation’s The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim has received an official release date, along with some concept art and a full voicecast reveal.
It’s been a while since we’ve had any updates on this, but New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Animation (via Deadline) have finally set a release date for The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrimwhile debuting some concept art and announcing the full voice cast.
Set nearly 200 years before the events of JRR Tolkien’s classic trilogy, the animated Middle Earth adventure will hit theaters on April 12, 2024. The film follows the mighty king of Rohan Helm Hammerhand as he defends the fortress known as Helm’s Deep from a brutal siege.
Brian Cox (succession) will voice Hammerhand, with Gaia Wise (A walk in the woods) as his daughter Hera; and Luke Pasqualino (snow piercer) as the evil Wulf. Miranda Otto also plays the role of Éowyn from Peter Jackson’s TLOTR movies, but the character won’t actually appear (as far as we know) and will serve as the narrator.
The supporting voice cast will include Lorraine Ashbourne (Bridgerton), Yazdan Qafouri (I came by), Benjamin Wainwright (World on fire), Laurence Ubong Williams (gate), Shaun Dooley (The Witcher), Michael Wildman (Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw), Jude Akududike (Beasts of No Nation)), Bilal Hasna (Sparks) and Janine Duvitski (Benidorm†
The War of the Rohirrim will be directed by Kenji Kamiyama. Check out a full synopsis and artwork below featuring Hammerhand sitting on a mountain of fallen enemies.
A sudden attack by Wulf, a shrewd and ruthless lord of Dunlending seeking revenge for his father’s death, forces Helm and his people into a daring final position in the ancient stronghold of the Hornburg – a mighty fortress to be known later. as Helm’s Deep.Hera, Helm’s daughter, finds herself in an increasingly desperate situation and must summon the will to lead the resistance against a deadly enemy bent on their utter destruction.”