What, you thought that after his coronation the legendary Strider himself would give up on the occasional hunt?
This amazing imagining of an elder Elessar comes courtesy of Adam Middleton, a lead concept designer at Weta Workshop based in Wellington, New Zealand.
Middleton came up with the idea for the image — described as depicting a post-Return of the King Aragorn as hunting down a renewed evil, “forcing him back into his ranger ways of old” — for an art challenge at Weta this past April, re-imagining new takes on the Lord of the Rings hero.
I’d watch a Viggo Mortensen-starring limited miniseries about this, wouldn’t you?
That isn’t the only Lord of the Rings art you can find among Middleton’s work, though — check out these two cool cross sections of the Golden Hall of Meduseld at Edoras, and Helm’s Deep, done in the style of Star Wars cross section books:
The Helm’s Deep one is actually available for sale directly through Weta, if you’d like to gawp at it on a wall instead of just digitally.
You can see much more of Middleton’s art, covering everything from Ghost in the Shell to Star Wars, over on his Artstation account.