Peter Jackson On Star Wars and the Future of Middle Earth

December 10, 2012 at 11:19 am | Posted in Peter Jackson, Star Wars, The Hobbit | Leave a comment

Peter JacksonPeter Jackson sat down with MTV and delivered some bad news for Hobbit fans.  There won’t be any more movies after There and Back Again.  While J.R.R. Tolkien apparently was fine with movies based on his works and sold the rights to The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings back in the sixties, the Tolkien estate takes a dim view of of it.  Since the rest of Tolkien’s works are legally in the hands of the estate, there’s not much anyone can do about it.

Meanwhile, Jackson has nothing but praise for George Lucas and his decision to pass on his Star Wars legacy.  Jackson took the opportunity to commend Lucas by appropriately quoting Tolkien (are you listening, Tolkien estate?).

“The one thing that Tolkien said is that the wonderful thing with mythology — and George Lucas has created a mythology of his own — is that it keeps getting handed from one person to the next, and each person embellishes it and expands it,” Jackson added. “It actually keeps mythology alive, because it should be a living, breathing organic thing where it expands over time. It doesn’t just stay stagnant. So I think what George is doing with ‘Star Wars’ is terrific.”

For a video and more on this go to MTV.

Posted by Synlah for Roqoo Depot

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