Despite having the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies to his credit, director Peter Jackson doesn't look kindly on the current fixation with blockbusters.
"I don't really like the Hollywood blockbuster bandwagon that exists right now," Jackson told Moviefone. "The industry and the advent of all the technology, has kind of lost its way. It's become very franchise-driven and superhero-driven. I've never read a comic book in my life so I'm immediately at a disadvantage and I have no interest in that. So now it's time for us to step back. We're heading towards something of that scale."
An interesting take from a filmmaker who helped to revolutionize the blockbuster epic in 2001 with the premiere of the Lord of the Rings. Jackson went on to specifically name-checked Marvel Studios, reenforcing his desire to return to small projects following The Hobbit. "So, yes, I'm not going to head off and do a Marvel film," he said. "So if I don't do a Marvel film, I don't have any other choice -- I've got to go make a small New Zealand movie!"
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is in theaters now.