Senior Vice President of Action and Anime at Warner Bros. Discovery and producer on the upcoming The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim Jason DeMarco trashed Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.

Morfydd Clark as Galadriel in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (2022)

In two now-deleted tweets captured by YouTuber NBR, DeMarco responded to an IGN article claiming to have all the answers about who is Sauron and who is the Stranger following The Rings of Power’s season one finale.

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DeMarco initially responded to the tweet writing, “Don’t expect answers that make any sense or derive from Tolkien!”

He then followed that up writing, “Why make a show that’s first and foremost going to appeal to Tolkien fans, only to s**t all over the world, characters and story that made us all fall in love with Middle-Earth to begin with? I sure couldn’t tell you.”

Jason DeMarco Twitter

As noted by NBR, DeMarco would explain why he deleted the two tweets writing, “Eh deleted the thread it’s drawing flies. Like all negativity it just draws more negativity. A lesson I must continue to learn daily.”

He then elaborated in a follow-up tweet writing, “By ‘flies’ I mean ppl that jump in my replies to be rude b/c they disagree with an opinion. I don’t mean ‘anyone who feels differently than I do!’ I’m not telling anyone what to enjoy, or casting aspersions on those who like something I don’t.”

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Interestingly, DeMarco’s opinion clearly changed as he watched Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.

When the show initially debuted, DeMarco wrote on Twitter, “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power: pretty good! It looks and sounds great. The money is definitely onscreen. The score sounds terrific. Right out of the gate it gets close enough to the Jackson films and their ‘feel’ of Tolkien that felt so right.”

Jason DeMarco Twitter

However, he went on to hedge, “BUT! Despite this he murderers row of great TV writers and directors they’ve assembled, and the uniformly solid cast, it’s still not great. None of the original characters stand out much so far, and the dialogue is trying for Tolkien and mostly not quite getting there.”

Jason DeMarco Twitter

DeMarco continued, “I’m always going to be annoyed at the way they are jacking around the timeline- thousands of years of events are being compressed into such a short timeframe. And the Harfoots are a total dud so far. So are fake Berenice and Lúthien.”

Jason DeMarco Twitter

He concluded his thread, “So it’s not knocking it out of the park, but it ain’t bad either. We’ll see where it goes. They got arguably the most important part right- it feels Tolkien-esque. Time will tell if it is able to stand on its own.”

Jason DeMarco Twitter

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While DeMarco criticizing The Rings of Power is a good sign when it comes to the potential for The War of the Rohirrim, there is also a massive red flag.

Back in October he shared an excerpt from The Silmarillion and claims that it gives “insight into Tolkien’s thoughts regarding gender.” It’s an obvious push to claim that Tolkien would support the current and evil transgender ideology that has infected Hollywood and political elites in the United States.

To make this clear he points to one line, “even as with us male and female may be shown by the raiment but is not made thereby.” He would also “like” a response with a meme showing that Tolkien would say “trans rights.”

Jason DeMarco Twitter

However, he doesn’t even include the full sentence and is taking it out of context despite sharing the full context in the previous tweet. Tolkien writes, “But when they desire to clothe themselves the Valar take upon them forms some as of male and some as of female; for that difference of temper they had even from their beginning, and it is but bodied forth in the choice of each, not made by the choice, even as with us male and female may be shown by the raiment but is made thereby.”

Clearly, Tolkien is noting that the Valar were either male or female from the very beginning, and based on whether or not they are male or female they choose to appear as a man or a woman. Tolkien makes it clear their choice cannot make them become the opposite of how they were made.

A man can indeed dress like a woman and a woman can dress like a man, but just because you are dressing as a man or a woman it does not make you so. A man cannot become a woman and a woman cannot become a man. It is simply impossible and those claiming that it is possible are lying to themselves and rejecting truth and reality.

Charlie Vickers as Halbrand in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

The War of the Rohirrim is an anime-style film being directed by Japanese director Kenji Kamiyama and written by Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews. The film is expected to follow the story of Helm Hammerhand and will feature narration by Miranda Otto as she reprises her role as Eowyn from Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

The hope for the film is that it will accurately adapt Tolkien’s short story about Helm Hammerhand found in Appendix A of The Lord of the Rings. The short story sees Hammerhand defend his kingdom from a rival lord, Wulf, who leads the Dunlendings and other enemies of Gondor as well as three fleets of Corsairs during the Long Winter that covers Rohan in snow for five months.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

What do you make of DeMarco’s comments regarding The Rings of Power and Tolkien?

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