Peter Jackson interviews have been making the rounds lately. With his latest producing effort, Mortal Engines, having just dropped its full trailer, there are tons of interviews coming out from when some outlets had the opportunity to visit the set, and some are even fresh interviews conducted following the trailer’s release, which is the case with this latest one.
Of course, one big question that has been going around is whether or not Jackson would be involved in Amazon’s upcoming take on The Lord of the Rings. Given his directing of six Middle-Earth features, we’ve all been wondering whether or not Amazon could come to him to help out. Speaking with Allociné, Jackson quashed this rumor, saying:
“I’m not involved at all in the Lord of the Rings series. I understand how my name could come up, but there is nothing happening with me on this project.”
Honestly, it’s probably for the best. We’ve already seen Jackson’s take on Middle-Earth, and if Amazon wants to do it, it’s probably for the best that it be something new and fresh.
But what about superhero movies? A lot of big directors have tried their hand at these adaptations, but what about Jackson? Could we see a world of spandex and capes in his future?
“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.”
That’s a bummer to hear, as I could see him bringing a unique style to a DC film. However, the plus side is that we could be getting more original projects from him, and after the underwhelming Hobbit films, I’m sure whatever comes next will be a great palate cleanser.