Peter Jackson Not Doing Marvel Movies Anytime Soon



With Peter Jackson coming to a close on The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings franchise, what’s next for the director from New Zealand?

Well, it’s not a Marvel movie or a superhero film.

While speaking with Moviefone, Jackson offers he doesn’t like what’s happening in Hollywood with all the superhero movies and hasn’t even read a comic book.

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. 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 then continues with specific mention of no Marvel movies.

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!

Jackson recently stated he hasn’t ruled out returning to The Hobbit universe, perhaps in the form of prequels.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is currently in theaters.