This time last year, Warner Bros. announced that they had tapped ‘Hanna’ and ‘Anna Karinina’ director Joe Wright to helm an all-new origin story for Peter Pan from ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’ writer Jason Fuchs called ‘Pan.’ A darker, more ‘Maleficent’-esque take on the classic J.M. Barrie tale, the film shows us how Peter got to Neverland and spent his early days as part of Blackbeard’s crew, where he first met a young James Hook. Now, we can see for ourselves how the boy who can crow, fight, and fly came to be the legend that we all know since the first trailer and a few images have been released.
Previously, after appearing at the Tony Awards earlier this year, Hugh Jackman shared his new look for the part of Blackbeard that features a shaved head and eccentric facial hair on his Instragram. But earlier this week, we got a peek at the final product, which you can see in the pictures below thanks to Entertainment Weekly:
Also included in the report from the publication, Wright describes ‘Pan’ by saying, “This isn’t exactly the Neverland story you know.” You definitely get a taste of that when you see the trailer that was shared by the movie’s official Twitter account this week as well. I mean, aside from his portrayal in ‘Once Upon A Time’, I don’t remember Captain Hook being a swashbuckling Indiana Jones. Check out some more of the differences in the video below, followed by the film’s synopsis:
The story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny — to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.
As you can see from the pictures throughout this article and the trailer, this movie feels a lot like ‘Oliver Twist’ and ‘Hugo’ meets ‘The Golden Compass’ and ‘Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium.’ But as previously indicated, the goal was to present something darker than we’ve seen before, so I’m assuming that there’s more to the bold and bright colors. But as we wait to find out, take a look at these four character posters featuring Hook, Tiger Lily, Peter, and Blackbeard minus the terrible wig:
What do you think of ‘Pan’? Do you think that there’s something a little more sinister under the bright fairytale feel? Share your thoughts and theories in the comment section.
‘Pan’ starring Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara, and Levi Miller flies into theaters on June 26, 2015.