The Lord of the Rings franchise is almost as synonymous with Peter Jackson as J.R.R. Tolkien. The Oscar-winning filmmaker revolutionized genre filmmaking with his original trilogy of Lord of the Rings films before famously (or famously) returning to the franchise to direct three films based on Tolkiens' prequel The Hobbit.
Many fans found it difficult to imagine a cinematic portrayal of the Middle Earth without Jackson at the helm. As it turns out, they almost did not have to.
Jackson confessed that he was invited to participate in the program on The Hollywood Reporters Awards Chatter podcast. However, when he requested Amazon to send him the scripts, they never replied to him.
Jackson said, "We must get the first couple scripts as soon as we get the first couple," and the scripts never showed up. Thats the last thing I heard, which is fine. No complaints at all."
Amazon responded to Jacksons questions by stating that they have an obligation to differentiate themselves from Jacksons films, according to IndieWire. The series' representatives have reached out to IndieWire for further information.
According to a company spokesperson, we had to keep the series separate from the films when we pursued the rights for our program. We have the highest respect for Peter Jackson and the Lord of the Rings films, and we are excited that he will see The Rings of Power.
Jackson wishes the series the best and intends to continue to watch it with enthusiasm notwithstanding the confusion.
Jackson assured me that she'll be watching it. Im not the type of person who wishes bad will. Filmmaking is difficult enough. If somebody makes a great film or TV program, it's something to celebrate. The one thing I'm looking forward to is seeing it as a perfectly neutral observer.