I am not 100% versed in the lore but I am versed in the lore nonetheless and while I sort of agree that seeing an african or african american threw me off a bit, the next scene had a Balrog wearing armor.
Let me repeat.
A BALROG. WITH ARMOR. How do you even fight something like that ???
Besides, Arda is a pretty big place and the books only describe what happened in a very small part of it. Who knows, there could be people like in the trailer.
Ηave I mentioned I love our forums ? Cause I really really do