Peter Jackson is not involved in the Amazon Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power series, which is also separate from Jackson’s Famous Trilogy. But there was a point where the studio thought of that, even contacting Jackson. When the director asked for the scripts, Amazon was reportedly silent.
“They asked me if I wanted to be involved, then I said, ‘That’s impossible to answer without having the script,'” Jackson told The Hollywood Reporter. “Then they said, ‘As soon as we have the first scripts, we’ll send them over.’ The scripts never arrived though. That’s the last I heard and it doesn’t matter, I’m not complaining.”
Jackson started the The Lord of the Rings trilogy about twenty years ago and cleared the way for series such as Game of Thrones.
Amazon responded in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, “We are committed to keeping the series unique and separate from the movies. We have all due respect for Peter Jackson and the The Lord of The Rings movies and are excited that he has The Rings of Power.” going to see.”
The showrunners of The Rings of Power are fans of Jackson and, according to THR, sought out. Sharon Tal Yguado also wanted to involve Jackson. Still, the difficulties would be difficult to overcome given that the Tolkien Estate did not want him in the production after Christopher Tolkien’s criticism of the original films.
Amazon spent $250 million in an auction to claim the rights to Lord of the Rings. That gave the streaming giant the rights to The Fellowship of the Rings, The Two Towers, Return of the King, and The Hobbit — but not The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales, or The History of Middle-earth.
The Rings of Power is set in the Lord of the Rings’ Second Age, thousands of years before the Lord of the Rings takes place. We get to see familiar faces like Elrondbut characters like Gandalf have not yet been confirmed.
Jackson wishes the series all the best. “I’m going to watch. I wish you all the best. It’s hard enough to make a movie. When someone makes a good movie or series, it’s something to celebrate. I’m looking forward to seeing this as a neutral spectator to see.”