Without a hint of irony, Hobbit director Peter Jackson sounds off on Hollywood’s obsession with franchises and blockbuster superhero movies.
“I don’t really like the Hollywood blockbuster bandwagon that exists right now,” Jackson said. “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.”
… SAYS THE DIRECTOR OF THE SIX BIGGEST BLOCKBUSTERS THAT HAVE DEFINED THE DIRECTION OF HOLLYWOOD IN THE 21st CENTURY. (*facepalm*)
The director says he’s looking forward to returning to New Zealand and to work on smaller independent projects.
“So, yes, I’m not going to head off and do a Marvel film,” Jackson said. “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!”
BTW, the hacky, CGI-laden end of a franchise that never should have existed in the first place, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, is in theaters now.