Peter Jackson is not returning to Middle Earth for the upcoming Lord of the Rings series adaptation from Amazon. Amazon acquired the rights to the book series last year, prompting reports about Jackson returning to the series. Unfortunately, that’s not the case.
In an interview with Allocine, Jackson confirmed that he would not be taking a role in Amazon’s reboot of the Lord of the Rings, contrary to previous reports. He did, however, say that he was in talks to join the series, but nothing definitive developed.
“I’m not involved at all in the Lord of the Rings series,” Jackson said. “I understand how my name could come up, but there is nothing happening with me on this project.”
Jackson burst onto the scene in the early 2000’s with the release of the Lord of the Rings trilogy that was a meteoric success. Earning multiple Academy Awards, rave reviews and the adoring love of fans, the trilogy stands tall as one of the best of all-time. Jackson later returned for The Hobbit prequel trilogy, but it failed to catch on in the same way, although it was still financially successful.
Given his link to the franchise, Jackson’s name was bound to come up with the series being made, but it was just talk. However, his work will still live one. It has been reported that the new Lord of the Rings series will incorporate elements of Jackson’s Lords of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies.
Jackson also addressed another hot rumor surrounding him: his possible involvement in directing a DC movie. It seems every major director in Hollywood has had their name associated with a DC movie, and Peter Jackson was no different, but he confirmed that is not true.
“That’s not true,” said Jackson. “I had no discussions about that. I’m not a fan of comics, I’ve never read any, so I’m not particularly interested in adapting one for cinema.”
For now, Jackson is going to have his hands full with his upcoming project, Mortal Engines. The first official trailer for the movie was released ahead of its December 14 release.