Since the boom of comic book movie genre in Hollywood, several A-lister directors have helmed superhero movies (ex: Christopher Nolan) which turned out to be a blockbuster success worldwide. but one well known famed director–Peter Jackson wasn’t game to direct a comic book movie or more specifically the DC movie titled Aquaman.
Released in 2018, Aquaman was directed by James Wan and it was the second DC movie to cross the one billion mark at the box office worldwide. But it is now been revealed that prior to James Wan– Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara approached director Peter Jackson to take on the project. but the director simply declined the offer not once but twice.
Speaking to Empire, Jackson revealed that the reason behind his rejection was just that he wasn’t a fan of the genre. Furthermore, he clarified that he only plans on making movies for which he shares a deep passion.
[Warner Bros. CEO Tsujihara] said, ‘Are you a fan of Aquaman?’ I said, ‘No,’” Jackson said. “Six months later: ‘Peter, are you a fan of ‘Aquaman’?’ I said, ’No, Kevin, I already told you this.’ I’m not a superhero guy. I read Tintin…Look, films are hard. I only want to make something that I have a deep passion for. I don’t really anticipate making another theatrical film for a year or two.
It is understandable why Warner Bros. considered Jackson for the underwater adventure movie. fortunately, Wan delivered on what was expected by making a visual spectacle comic book movie that impressed the studio as well as the masses.
In any event, it seems like Jackson plans to concentrate on making only documentaries for now. Perhaps, we may see the director helm a project sometime around 2020 or 2021.
Aquaman is available for purchase on Blu-ray and digital HD.
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