Wolfgang Petersen to announce shock retirement?

Petersen created a stir on Sunday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Petersen fans. Speculation had been rife that the German director best known for Troy or In the Line of Fire, will announce his retirement from all public activities, at age 80, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 12/04/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a director isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a director-screenwriter just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Sunday evening, #ThankYouWolfgang was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“You’ve accomplished everything I ever dreamed of #ThankYouWolfgang.”
— @DesireePlum, 11 Apr 2021
“Petersen wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 11 Apr 2021

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