While she was seen multiple times in the previous trailer, one of the most iconic and powerful villains in Middle-Earth have been confirmed for Middle-Earth: Shadow of War via a new trailer at comic-con this weekend, but we’re unsure if she is a friend or foe to Talion’s cause.
So let’s start here for those who may only be familiar with Lord of the Rings via the Peter Jackson films and not for the books. Shelob is an ancient spirit of darkness who has been described in the books and film as a giant spider (had a major scene in the final film – The Return of the King). In Shadow of War, she takes on a human form and grands a vision to Talion about the fate of Middle-Earth and his destiny. Celebrimbor urges Talion to be distrustful of her prophecy, even as the world of men hang in the balance.
This take on Shelob is definitely an interesting one and fans seem to be okay with this version from the comments we’re seeing so far. We’ll have to wait and see how much of a role Shelob will have when Shadow of War launches for Xbox One, PC, and PS4 on October 10th 2017.