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Peter Jackson turned down 'Aquaman', yet to sign his next feature film

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says he turned down an offer to direct "Aquaman" because he is not a "superhero guy" and does not see himself doing a new feature film for a year or two.

Jackson, whose last project was the final film in "The Hobbit" trilogy in 2014, directed a World War I documentary "They Shall Not Grow Old" and has announced another untitled project about The Beatles, reported.

The said former contacted him twice to direct "Aquaman", which eventually went to

"(Kevin) said, 'Are you a fan of ' 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 ..

"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," he told

"Lord of the Rings" is getting a series treatment at but Jackson, who is credited for popularising JRR Tolkien's work in cinema, is not involved with the new adaptation.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 13:11 IST
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