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"No Complaints At All": Peter Jackson Shared The Reason He Wasn't Involved In "The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power"

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Peter Jackson, director and writer of the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, revealed why he wasn't part of the series, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.

Peter Jackson
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While he expressed interest in being involved, he said he was never sent the scripts after asking for them.

cast of Amazon Primes, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
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He revealed, "They asked me if I wanted to [be] involved...and I said, ‘That’s an impossible question to answer without seeing a script.'"

Peter Jackson poses with the props
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"So they said, 'As soon as we get the first couple scripts, we’ll send them to you.’ And the scripts never showed up. That’s the last thing I heard, which is fine. No complaints at all.”

Peter Jackson attends the Legendary Pictures preview
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In response to his claims, an Amazon Prime Video spokesperson said that they were "obligated" to keep the series different from the movies.

The cast of Amazon Primes, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
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But Peter is still looking forward to watching the series, despite not being part of it.

Fans attending a cast panel for The Rings of Power
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He shared, "I’ll be watching it. I’m not the sort of guy who wishes ill will. Filmmaking is hard enough. If somebody makes a good film or TV show, it’s something to celebrate."

(L-R) Ismaël Cruz Córdova, Nazanin Boniadi, Tyroe Muhafidin, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith and Sara Zwangobani
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"The one thing I am looking forward to is actually seeing it as a perfectly neutral viewer."

Peter Jackson
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The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power comes out on September 2. Watch the trailer here.