The new Shadow of War trailer gives us the first glimpse of Shelob, the gigantic spider from Lord of the Rings that guards Cirith Ungol, a side entrance to Mordor. The team behind Shadow of War has given her quite a makeover, since she appears as a beautiful, dark-haired woman, only transforming into a spider near the end of the video. She appears to act as a kind of oracle, telling Talion the future. She also ominously remarks that Sauron and Celebrimbor are the same, presumably referring to the making of the rings of power.
There’s a new trailer out for Middle-Earth: Shadow of War. It introduces us to a new character, who fans of Lord of the Rings know all too well. It’s Shelob, daughter of Ungoliant. She’s the giant spider that catches Frodo at the end of The Two Towers. It seems that she’ll have a pretty important role in Shadow of War. She appears to aid Talion, showing him visions of the future. However, Celebrimbor isn’t too happy with her, and Shelob is not a fan of him, either. She even says that Celebrimbor and Sauron are the same.
What’s interesting about Shelob in Shadow of War is that she doesn’t appear as she does in the books and movies. In fact, she takes on the form of a beautiful woman, residing in a cave. Only when threatened does she take on her true form. So, the question remains, is Shelob trustworthy? The visions she grants allows Talion to save many people, but it’s clear that she’s playing her own games. Spinning her webs, if you will. In the end, it will be up to you to decide the outcome.
The video also shows us glimpses of the Ringwraiths, aka the Nazgul, including their leader, the Witch-king of Angmar. You can check out the full Shelob reveal trailer below.