‘The Sandman’ Creator Neil Gaiman Slams Elon Musk Over ‘The Rings Of Power’ Tweets

Yesterday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that Tolkien must be ‘turning in his grave’ over the Amazon Lord Of The Rings adaptation The Rings Of Power.

Musk also claimed that the male characters in the show were mostly cowards, jerks or both, while Galadriel was the only character who was brave, smart and nice. As I noted earlier, this is objectively false.

Musk’s tweets seem to be geared toward his fan-base, many of whom apparently subscribe to the notion that Rings Of Power is overly-woke, and is likely a pot-shot aimed at rival CEO Jeff Bezos.

When asked what he thought of Musk’s comments and The Rings Of Power on Twitter, fantasy author Neil Gaiman did not hold back:

“Elon Musk doesn’t come to me for advice on how to fail to buy Twitter,” the author wise-cracked, “and I don’t go to him for film, TV or literature criticism.”

Shots fired!

Gaiman developed and executive produced the adaptation of his comic book series The Sandman for Netflix which was a massive hit, drawing 69.5 million viewing hours in its first three days—though a second season is still far from certain given Netflix’s predilection to cancel even its best shows (and The Sandman is hardly cheap).

Gaiman’s other TV adaptations include Good Omens on Amazon and American Gods on Starz.

The Rings Of Power, which tells the story of the forging of the Rings during Middle-earth’s Second Age, is planned for at least 5 seasons on Amazon Prime Video and is reportedly the most expensive TV show ever produced.

You can read my review of the first two episodes here (spoiler-free here).

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Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2022/09/06/the-sandman-creator-neil-gaiman-dunks-on-elon-musk-over-the-rings-of-power-tweets/