Amazon Courted Then Ghost Peter Jackson For The Rings Of Power, According To The Lord Of The Rings Filmmaker
As revealed by Peter Jackson himself in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Amazon reached out early on to see if he would participate in “The Rings of Power” in some way. “I – and I said, ‘That’s an impossible question to answer without seeing a script,'” Jackson recalled, and so those at Amazon assured him they would get to work on some scripts and would send them to him when they were done. their. Time passed, but none of these scripts made it to Jackson. “The scripts never appeared. That’s the last thing I heard, which is good. No complaints,” he concluded.
Reiterating the last point, Peter Jackson expressed no bitterness towards Amazon or the “Rings of Power” team. “I’m going to watch it. I’m not the kind of guy who wishes for ill will,” the Oscar-winning director said, continuing, “The only thing I’m looking forward to is actually seeing it like a perfectly neutral viewer.” In response to Jackson’s statements, Amazon clarified that the reason for his exclusion boiled down to outside constraints. According to a representative from Amazon Studios, “In pursuing the rights to our show, we were obligated to keep the series distinct and separate from the movies.”
Peter Jackson created movie magic when he helmed ‘The Lord of the Rings’ franchise, so it’s a shame he couldn’t do the same for ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ “. Still, it’s worth getting excited to see what a whole new team will bring to the adaptation of Middle-earth.