You can put away your thought-provoking conspiracy boards now. The true identity of Sauron has exposed in the season 1 conclusion of The Rings of Power, and the revelation comes at the perfect time.
As we searched for answers to all of the mysteries in Middle-earth before the reappearance of the Dark Lord, a number of potential suspects were proposed and discussed. The most likely suspects included people like Halbrand, The Stranger, the Dweller, who wore a white robe, and perhaps Adar. Adar was even considered a possibility.
However, we are now in possession of the conclusive response. The moment has come to investigate the identity of Sauron in The Rings of Power, and we’ve included some bonus remarks from showrunners Patrick McKay and JD Payne about the big reveal.
Who Plays Sauron in the Lord of the Rings: the Rings of Power?
It turned out to be Agatha, after all! Wait, I’m sorry, you’ve got the wrong show. Sauron was actually Charlie Vickers‘ character, Halbrand, the whole time.
The previous ruler of the Southlanders was actually a masquerade worn by the Dark Lord all along. It is strongly suggested at the conclusion that Sauron took Halbrand’s face over a thousand years ago, thanks to his shapeshifting power as an Annatar, and that he has been pretending to be the man ever since. This revelation comes about as a result of the events of the finale. Talk about putting in the work for the long haul…
The role of Sauron was not immediately revealed to the actor Charlie Vickers, despite the fact that he was cast in the role. Showrunners JD Payne and Patrick McKay discussed the level of discretion that went into the surprise during a post-screening question and answer session, which was attended by Total Film.
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“[Vickers] did, in the end, figure it out. For a while, we played it extremely close to the chest, but now that we can, “Payne stated. “He recited a passage from Richard the Third’s monologue. At some moments, he had a hunch that Halbrand was actually Sauron; he was piecing together the pieces of the puzzle and thinking, “Okay, they’re making me read profound English canon villains.” We kept this information from him from the very beginning, so he had no idea what was going on. We let him explore it.”