With Amazon reportedly ready to spend half a billion dollars to make their Lord of the Rings series, one assumes they could pull in some big names, perhaps some names that have worked on the franchise in the past. How about a name like Andy Serkis? The actor recently spoke with CinemaBlend and was asked his thoughts on returning to the franchise.
“Oh boy, listen, I mean…I don’t think so. And if I was anyone making those, they’re obviously going to want to start fresh and create something brand new. And that’s how it should be. That’s what you do with great, classic pieces of work. Like [The Jungle Book]. It bears repetition, and it bears reinterpretation. And I think it needs a fresh pair of ears and eyes, and I’m sure that’s the way they’ll go.”
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While Serkis sounds unlikely to return, Sir Ian McKellan has expressed interest in returning as Gandalf, and since the character is a bajillion years old, it’s possible he could show up in the series, even if the timeline predates Lord of the Rings, as it is said to do.
I love the Peter Jackson films, but I wouldn’t be opposed to a retelling of the same old take the ring to Mordor story. I think television is a better platform from which to tell a story, especially one back up by the supposed truckload of money Amazon is reportedly willing to spend, this series could end up being amazing.
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