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What Is The Black Sword In Rings Of Power’s SDCC Trailer?



The SDCC 2022 trailer for Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power shows a broken black sword. What could it be? And who does it belong to?

Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power shows a strange black sword – here are our thoughts on what this relic could be. Mere days after a packed teaser, Amazon has dropped yet another trailer for The Rings of Power during a highly-anticipated panel at SDCC 2022. Between the Balrog cameo and Sauron speculation, one standout feature from this new footage is a magical black sword.

The black blade first appears in The Rings of Power‘s SDCC 2022 trailer as a broken hilt held by Tyroe Muhafidin’s Theo – a human character created especially for TV. A second shot then shows the sword magically reforging in a hazy wisp of smoke and fire, remaking the blade as if it were never broken. The very same hilt can be spotted in Amazon’s The Rings of Power character posters, and the icy symbol cracking across an anvil in the SDCC 2022 trailer looks suspiciously similar to the mark upon the black sword’s hilt. Evidently, this weapon plays a big role in The Rings of Power.


There’s no irrefutable parallel between The Rings of Power‘s dark blade and existing Lord of the Rings mythology, but a famous magical black sword does exist in Middle-earth history books – Gurthang. Not only was Gurthang broken in the First Age (explaining its state of disrepair in The Rings of Power), but the sword possessed magical properties and a spirit of its own (explaining the strange reforging). Gurthang shouldn’t appear in a Second Age Lord of the Rings story by rights, and this sword might be a totally new addition for The Rings of Power. But if the mystery blade does have roots in the source material (and if we assume Gorr didn’t simply drop his necrosword in the wrong franchise), Gurthang is the strongest option.

LOTR: Rings Of Power’s Black Magical Sword Explained

Originally dubbed Anglachel, this legendary sword was crafted by the twisted elf Eöl using metal from a meteorite that fell to earth (possibly tying into The Rings of Power‘s own falling meteor, though it’s very unlikely the same). Possessing a bloodthirsty nature and personality of its own, Anglachel bonded with its original owner, the elf warrior Beleg Cúthalion, but tragedy struck when Beleg was accidentally killed by his own blade. The unfortunate culprit, a man called Túrin Turambar, became the next owner and renamed Anglachel “Gurthang,” but ultimately succumbed to tragedy himself and fell upon his sword after begging it for death. Gurthang broke upon killing yet another owner, and its pieces were buried with Túrin.

In Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, young Theo may hold some distant link to Túrin’s House of Hador, and the hilt of Gurthang has been handed down through generations. Once upon a time, the blade would slay servants of Morgoth, most notably Glaurung the dragon. As Sauron resurfaces in The Rings of Power, perhaps the bloodlust within Gurthang’s hilt is awakened, warning Theo’s village that great danger approaches.

Several key details point away from The Rings of Power‘s black blade being Gurthang. There’s no convincing reason the iconic weapon should play a role in Second Age events, especially since it must then disappear again before The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. Secondly, The Rings of Power‘s sword seems to bear a sigil that resonates elsewhere in the trailer. Even if Gurthang reawakened, why would its symbols begin popping up across Middle-earth?

If not Gurthang, it’s possible The Rings of Power‘s black sword once belonged to Sauron, and reforges itself after sensing his presence returned to Middle-earth. This would explain the old man asking Theo whether he’s ever heard Sauron’s name, and fits much neater with Second Age lore than digging up Gurthang. Tolkien’s writing leaves enough room on the topic of Sauron’s arsenal to expand on what weapons he might’ve used, and what magical qualities they might possess.

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‘Deal or No Deal’ Reboot Set at ITV, ITVX With Stephen Mulhern as Host



Popular game show format “Deal or No Deal” is making a comeback on U.K. broadcaster ITV and streamer ITVX.

In the show, a contestant is confronted with 22 sealed boxes, each one hiding a different amount of money. Without knowing what each one contains, the contestant must eliminate the boxes, which are opened one at a time, and the amount of money inside is revealed. Pressure mounts as the player is tempted by the Banker to accept an offer of cash in exchange for what might be inside their box. As long as the larger cash prizes remain unchosen, the Banker’s offers will get higher. But that can all change in an instant if a big cash prize is unveiled.

The show will be hosted by Stephen Mulhern (“In for a Penny”) and produced by Banijay U.K.’s Remarkable Entertainment.

Channel 4 was home to the show from 2005-2016 with Noel Edmonds as host. It is based on a 2002 Netherlands format that has been commissioned in over 80 territories worldwide with more than 350 productions.

Mulhern said: “Wow what an opportunity, I’m beyond excited to be hosting the brand-new series. I’ve always been such a huge fan of the show, so much so, I’ve been practising at home with small cereal boxes. It looks so simple but it’s an incredibly compelling game for both those playing and the viewers watching at home. It’s one of the greatest shows of all time and to be the new host is an honor. I can’t wait to get started.”

Tamara Gilder, joint managing director at Remarkable Entertainment, added: “We are thrilled to be bringing ‘Deal or No Deal’ back. It’s an iconic format – but now on a new channel with a new, fantastic host. We also have a new Banker, but I’m afraid they’re even more awful than the last one.”

“Deal or No Deal” is commissioned by Katie Rawcliffe, head of entertainment commissioning and Joe Mace, commissioning editor, entertainment, ITV. Executive producers are Tamara Gilder and Cat Lawson, joint MDs of Remarkable Entertainment.

Rawcliffe said: “’Deal or No Deal’ is such an iconic format and we are delighted that it will be joining the ITV family. Stephen’s infectious warmth and wit mixed with his natural rapport with members of the public is the perfect combination for this much-loved TV series.”

Casting is now open.

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Grey’s Anatomy Star Describes Filming Without Ellen Pompeo



Kim Raver describes what filming Grey’s Anatomy has been like without Ellen Pompeo. After the star’s exit in season 19, other characters have taken on larger roles, including Raver’s Teddy Altman. First appearing on the show in 2009, Teddy has dealt with personal and professional hurdles, and her relationship with Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd) remains an important storyline. By focusing on Teddy, the new surgical interns, and others, Grey’s Anatomy has a future beyond Meredith, though Pompeo’s absence will likely still be felt.

In a recent interview with Extra, Raver discusses filming the medical drama since Pompeo’s departure. She shares that Pompeo is still very much a part of Grey’s Anatomy on set. Read Raver’s comments about her former co-star below:

I really still feel her presence there, especially when I was directing, when I was editing. You know, her voice over is there. Just the other day, I saw her, she was biking from her trailer — I guess to go do ADR — so she is very much there, and I think she really paved the way for me, for example, having the opportunity to direct and this wonderful… We are such an ensemble show.”

How Grey’s Anatomy Can Continue Without Meredith

Now that Grey’s Anatomy has been renewed, questions surrounding Pompeo’s future have been brought up. Meredith is still mentioned by other characters, and is expected to make an appearance during the season 19 finale. Beyond that, it remains to be seen how much of her story will be featured. Grey’s Anatomy has introduced a number of new faces though, including Simone (Alexis Floyd), Lucas (Niko Terho), Mika (Midori Francis), and Benson (Harry Shum Jr.), and is already tracking their journeys through Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.

Teddy, who has taken over as chief of surgery, is still adjusting to her new position, and the most recent Grey’s Anatomy episode, titled “Training Day,” brought several challenges for her to work through. Seeing her and others carry out different roles suggests there is a plan moving forward. Meredith’s absence could provide more room for characters to develop, and by exploring their stories, Grey’s Anatomy might be able to continue past season 20.

Despite the additional exit of Maggie Pierce (Kelly McCreary), other longtime cast members, including Raver, help balance out the newcomers. Since Pompeo remains the series’ narrator, there is also the possibility that she could return after season 19. Grey’s Anatomy largely revolved around Pompeo’s character and while many miss her, they will enjoy knowing that she is still involved in some way.

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Jonathan Majors U.S. Army Commercials Pulled After Actor’s Arrest for Alleged Assault



The U.S. Army has paused its advertising campaign featuring Jonathan Majors in response to the actor’s arrest Saturday for an alleged assault.

The two “Be All You Can Be” commercials featuring Majors as an on-screen narrator were pulled Sunday. The U.S. Army plans to continue running other ads in the campaign, maintaining a digital presence as well as a prominent position in broadcasts of the NCAA March Madness tournament. Advertisements featuring Majors were still running during the NCAA broadcasts on Saturday evening.

“The U.S. Army is aware of the arrest of Jonathan Majors and we are deeply concerned by the allegations surrounding his arrest,” Army Enterprise Marketing Office public affairs chief Laura DeFrancisco confirmed in a statement. “We recently released two ads in which Mr. Majors appears. While Mr. Majors is innocent until proven guilty, prudence dictates that we pull our ads until the investigation into these allegations is complete.”

The multi-million dollar “Be All You Can Be” campaign was widely seen as a renewed effort for the U.S. Army to rebound after its worst recruiting year in recent history. In 2022, the organization enlisted roughly 45,000 individuals, falling 25% short of its goals.

Centering the ad campaign on a celebrity like Majors reflected an effort to renew enthusiasm for the military among young Americans. Majors, who has enjoyed the reputation of a rising star in Hollywood, is the star of recent blockbuster releases “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” and “Creed III” and the buzzy Sundance drama “Magazine Dreams.”

Majors was arrested on Saturday in New York on domestic violence allegations after a dispute with a 30-year old woman, who was taken to the hospital with “minor injuries to her head and neck,” according to authorities.

Majors’ legal representation has argued that the actor is “completely innocent.”

“We are quickly gathering and presenting evidence to the District Attorney with the expectation that all charges will be dropped imminently,” criminal defense lawyer Priya Chaudhry said Sunday morning.

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