While doing press for the defining chapter in his Middle-Earth saga The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies, director Peter Jackson made a startling revelation. He's never read a comic book. Ever. In his life. This may be hard to believe, but it's true. He revealed this shocking bit of personal trivia when asked if he'd ever want to direct a Marvel movie. His answer was 'No'.
Speaking with Movie Fone, Peter Jackson revealed that he is a little tried of the superhero genre, and isn't interested in following in those cinematic footsteps. He will leave the big budget blockbusters to someone else for the time being:
"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."
He goes onto make the claim that he's not really interested in the world of comic book movies at all. And we shouldn't expect him to jump on board for Captain Marvel or Inhumans. It's just not going to happen.
"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. 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!"
As stated in a previous interview, Peter Jackson's next project will be a smaller film set in New Zealand. While he is done with The Hobbit movies for the time being, he does not rule out a return to Middle Earth in the distant future.