Peter Jackson ruled out of Amazon prequel series

Despite recent speculation that famed director of the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies may be in discussions over working on the Amazon Lord of the Rings prequel series, it appears as thought that’s no longer the case.

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Speaking at a media event whilst promoting his next film The Mortal Engines Jackson confirmed that he will not be involved in Amazon’s prequel series, which is supposedly set to focus on a young Aragorn throughout the first season.

This may have something to do with the rumoured DC Universe film he was in the running for, but only time will tell.

No doubt this announcement will upset many fans who clamoured for him to return to the glory days of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but there will be those who still have a sour taste after The Hobbit.

Fan-Casting A Young Aragorn Series

Let’s try something a little different!

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Last month it was reported that Amazon’s Lord of the Rings prequel series may spend the first season focusing on the adventures of a young Aragorn as he journey’s through Middle Earth to avoid the gaze of Sauron.

With that in mind I thought it would be fun to take a look at casting some characters who may appear in said series, with a particular focus on new characters rather than re-casting younger versions of characters whom we know and love from both the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.

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Season 1 of LOTR Amazon Series To Focus On Young Aragorn

After much speculation it appears as though the subject base for Season 1 of Amazon’s Lord of the Rings prequel series has been confirmed.

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According to an exclusive report by TheOneRing.net Amazon’s biggest project will, for season 1 at least, focus on a young version of the Northern Ranger turned King of Gondor, Aragorn.

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Peter Jackson in talks for Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings TV Series

After news recently broke that the new Amazon Lord of the Rings TV show was going to cost over $500m, thanks to the Hollywood Reporter we now have even more to break down about the show.

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According to the print version of the Hollywood Reporter (No online link yet available) despite not taking part in the rights negotiations between Amazon and the Tolkien Estate, Peter Jackson’s lawyer has apparently “helped start a dialogue between Jackson and Amazon.”

This will come as a great relief to many who loved the Lord of the Rings trilogy of films, as it also appears as though Amazon may use “material from the [New Line] films”, meaning that the show will now exist within the continuity of the Oscar winning classics.

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