Viggo Mortensen, who played Aragorn in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings set of three, has declared that the two ponies he rode in the movies have died. Mortensen is broadly a pony sweetheart notwithstanding his acting profession, and he bought both of his trusty onscreen horses from his excursions in Middle-earth subsequent to shooting.
Sadly, as occurs with us all, those animals ultimately passed on – as inhabitants of Tolkien’s realm would state, “into the West.” During the recording of The Two Towers and The Return of the King, Aragorn rode into the clashes of Middle-earth on two daring mounts – Brego, played by Hollywood pony Uraeus, and Hasufel, played by Kenny.
At the point when the shooting was done, Mortensen bought both Uraeus and Kenny to get back with him. He additionally purchased the white pony Florian, who played Arwen’s mount Asfaloth in the principal film, as a present for the double who rode him. The heritage Mortensen left through those movies will before long return into the spotlight, as Amazon is right now delivering its own Lord of the Rings-based arrangement.
While the new show won’t step on the region of the books themselves (primarily because of rights issues), it will cover the historical backdrop of Middle-earth’s Second Age – outstandingly, the island realm of Númenor. Númenor’s relatives turned into the Dúnedain, people with especially long life expectancies, of which Aragorn is one.
While Mortensen is probably not going to show up in the new arrangement given the monstrous hole in standard time, he without a doubt stays a significant impact on future Lord of the Rings transformations. Also, obviously, Uraeus and Kenny left their blemish on the establishment too.