Is there such a thing as too much Lord of the Rings? Already, there’s Amazon’s massive-budgeted series The Rings of Power on the way. But also, let’s not forget Warner Bros. and New Line have an animated film headed to the big screen, anime feature The War Of The Rohirrim, arriving in 2024. While it’s still a couple of years away, the voice cast has already begun to come together.
Deadline reports Brian Cox has joined the cast, voicing Hammerhand, King Of Rohan. Emma Thompson’s daughter Gaia Wise will voice Hammerhand’s daughter, Hera. Coolest addition of all is Miranda Otto, who reprises her role as Éowyn, shieldmaiden of Rohan and the movie’s narrator.
The story is set roughly 250 years prior to events in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings, and the fateful battle at Hornburg, later called Helm’s Deep, against lord Wulf for the death of his father.
Also in the voice cast are Luke Pasqualino as Wulf, plus Lorraine Ashbourne, Yazdan Qafouri, Benajmin Wainwright, Laurence Ubong Williams, Shaun Dooley, and Michael Wildman.
The War of the Rohirrim will be directed by Kenji Kamiyama, with Philippa Boyen, part of Jackson’s LOTR writing team, aboard as an exec-producer.