Peter Jackson deciding between DC superhero movie and Lord of the Rings Amazon series - report

Peter Jackson is reportedly deciding between DC superhero movie and Lord of the Rings Amazon series.
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Sir Peter Jackson is reportedly deciding whether he should return to Middle-earth or join the DC Universe.

The Oscar-winning Kiwi filmmaker may helm Amazon's rumoured US$1 billion Lord of the Rings series, or instead make his first superhero movie with the studio behind Justice League, according to multiple reports.

Sir Peter hasn't been announced as the director of a feature since The Hobbit wrapped in 2014, but has produced Mortal Engines, which will be released in December.

The current rumour originated at, regarded as a generally reliable news source on topics related to the works of JRR Tolkien.

"Decisions are being made by Peter Jackson and his NZ crew: Return to Middle-earth with Amazon, or play in the DC Universe?" the outlet stated.

DC Extended Universe (DCEU) films have not been as critically or commercially successful as its Marvel counterparts, but recently the franchise managed to lure Steven Spielberg into the fold as the director of Blackhawk.

Recruiting Sir Peter would be another major win for Warner Bros, which has released the likes of Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman and Batman v Superman as part of the DCEU.

Last month, the Braindead filmmaker was reported to have "started a dialogue" with Amazon over having a role in its Lord of the Rings series.

It will serve as a prequel to Lord of the Rings, but it's unclear if it will fit into the timeline before or after The Hobbit.