Geek Blasphemy: Peter Jackson Has ‘Never Turned a Single Page of a Single Superhero Comic’
A surprising admission from the celebrated director of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings.
July 18, 2012 - 3:30 pm
SAN DIEGO — Peter Jackson does not expect he’ll ever get into the superhero business.
The filmmaker behind “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy and the upcoming prelude “The Hobbit” said superheroes may rule in Hollywood, but he has no interest in doing a comic-book adaptation himself.
“I’ve never actually read a comic in my life,” Jackson confided in an interview at last week’s Comic-Con, the fan convention where he previewed footage of his two-part take on “The Hobbit.” “That’s a lie. I did read `The Walking Dead’ in the last year or two, which I thoroughly enjoyed. But I’ve never read a superhero comic. I’ve literally never turned a single page of a single superhero comic.”