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Peter Jackson has "never read a comic", won't direct a Marvel film

Don't expect the 'Lord of the Rings' director to helm a comic book movie any time soon
By: Ben Gourlay | Celebrities & Entertainment News | Posted: Dec 19, 2014 9:11 pm

On the promotional rounds for the final entry in 'The Hobbit' series, Director Peter Jackson is now turning his mind to what's next after spending the last few years once again immersed in the world's of J.R.R. Tolkien - and he's pretty sure it won't be a Marvel comic book movie.




Speaking to Moviefone, Jackson offered that he has "never read a comic book in my life" and thus has "no interest in that". Offering a rebuke to the cinematic universe concept that he arguably carved out in his six Middle-Earth movies, Jackson further states:


"I don't really like the Hollywood blockbuster bandwagon that exists right now. The industry and the advent of all the technology, has kind of lost its way. It's become very franchise driven and superhero driven... 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!"


'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' is currently burning up screens in the United States, United Kingdom and other territories and will be released in Australia on December 26th.

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