Peter Jackson Won't Helm A Marvel Movie; "I've Never Read A Comic Book In My Life"

Peter Jackson Won't Helm A Marvel Movie; "I've Never Read A Comic Book In My Life"

Peter Jackson Won't Helm A Marvel Movie; "I've Never Read A Comic Book In My Life"

Now that he's finished playing in Middle-Earth, many fans are hoping we'll get to see Peter Jackson (The Hobbit) take on a comic book adaptation. Don't get your hopes up though, as he doesn't appear to be interested! Have Marvel approached him with an offer?


Peter Jackson has spent quite some time in Middle-Earth, and now that he's finished with The Hobbit trilogy, what could be next for the filmmaker? He followed The Lord of the Rings with King Kong and The Lovely Bones, and it appears as if his next project will be something more along the lines of the latter. "I don't really like the Hollywood blockbuster bandwagon that exists right now," Jackson told Movie Fone in a recent interview. "The industry and the advent of all the technology, has kind of lost its way. It's become very franchise driven and superhero driven. I've never read a comic book in my life so I'm immediately at a disadvantage and I have no interest in that. So now it's time for us to step back. We're heading towards something of that scale."

Jackson wouldn't be the first director to helm a comic book movie who didn't grow up a fan of course, but he seems fairly dismissive of the genre here, adding: "So, yes, I'm not going to head off and do a Marvel film. So if I don't do a Marvel film, I don't have any other choice -- I've got to go make a small New Zealand movie!" It's interesting that he mentions Marvel specifically...could they have reached out about something like Thor: Ragnarok? Regardless of the answer, he won't be doing it! Here's hoping he reconsiders anyway. What do you guys think of these comments?
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