We recently learned that Warner Bros., along with New Line Cinema, has decided to produce new Lord of the Rings films. A decision that surprised and irritated fans of the masterpieces that Peter Jackson made in the early 2000s, and they are not the only ones. Even Elijah Woodwho played Frodo in the Jackson trilogy, he is surprised by the decision, and in an interview with GQ magazine, the actor shared his opinion on this.

“I’m fascinated and excited. I hope it’s good. I’m surprised, I don’t know why I’m surprised, because of course there would be more movies. Obviously, at the heart of that, there’s the desire to make a lot of money. It’s not a bunch of executives saying, ‘We’re going to do some really great art.'”

“And again, I don’t envy anyone because of course it’s commerce. But great art can come from commerce. So the two aren’t mutually exclusive.”

Wood also explained how the original trilogy was born out of passion rather than a desire to make money (although in the end, the studio did too).

“Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy wasn’t born out of that. It was born out of a passion for those books and a desire to see them come to fruition. And I hope that’s ultimately what pushes everything that these last movies forward.”

“I just hope it’s the same basic motivator every time they hire a writer and a filmmaker: that it’s with respect for Tolkien’s material and an enthusiasm to explore it. J I just hope it’s the same basic motivator, every time they hire a screenwriter and filmmaker: be it with respect for Tolkien’s material and enthusiasm to explore it.”

At the moment, very little is known about new Lord of the Rings movies, but according to Jackson, the studio is in touch with him and the writers he’s worked with, so that’s at least somewhat reassuring.

What do you think about making new Lord of the Rings films?

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