There is a newfound claim that Peter Jackson, having left Middle-Earth three years back, may possibly bring his epic filmmaking skillset to the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) in the foreseeable future.
According to a new report from The One Ring earlier today, Jackson and his production crew are currently considering between signing for the Lord of the Rings television series and an upcoming installment in the DCEU.
It has not been made clear what role the filmmaker is interested to take and if he already has eyes set on a specific comic book adaptation.
There are three upcoming installments in the DCEU that are being heavily worked on right now and are confirmed for release in the next two years: Aquaman (2018), Shazam! (2019), and Wonder Woman 2 (2019). Then there are those that either remain in stasis or are have just started taking baby steps forward: Cyborg, Green Lantern Corps, Lobo, Justice League Dark, and more. Jackson could potentially embrace any of those projects in multiple capacities; direction, production, writing, etc.
Since both the Lord of the Rings television series and the DCEU come under the Warner Bros. banner, Jackson and his production crew will be working for the same house regardless. Hence, why they are currently weighing their thoughts on the matter. However, this update should be treated as just another rumor for the time being.
Jackson has been hailed for his phenomenal work on the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit trilogies. The star-studded history makes it easy to understand why he is the most notable pick to helm an episodical take on the same setting. If he does decide to steer towards the DCEU, it would be the first time for him taking on a comic book adaptation. It would also be interesting to see what changes he can bring to the otherwise dark and gritty sphere of DC Comics.