Despite this, Jackson remarked to The Hollywood Reporter that he is not upset and that he is going to be in front of the television to watch the series of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Powerwhen it opens next September 2. “I’m not the type of person who wishes evil. Making movies and series is already difficult enough. I’m looking forward to seeing this one as a neutral viewer.”assured the former person in charge of adapting Tolkien’s writings.
In response to these statements, Amazon released a statement where he explains that “in order to get the rights to make the series” they were “forced to make it something separate and distinct from the movies.” In the same sense, they assured that they have “the greatest respect for Peter Jackson and his Lord of the Rings movies,” as well as how they are “very excited that he wants to see The Rings of Power.”
Sources close to the project spoke to The Hollywood Reporter and They commented that the situation was complex and delicate. The producers and writers of the series wanted to make proposals to Jackson in private but the studio was concerned about keeping the moviesowned by Warner Bros., and the separate series.
Even those who spoke to the media they assure that the heirs of JRR Tolkien were against Jackson participating in the production. On one occasion, Christopher Tolkien accused Jackson of “gutting” his father’s books and turning novels into youth action movies that have “no beauty or seriousness.”