‘Pan’ Pushed From July to Fall Release

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We don’t know quite what to make of Pan, the Peter Pan origin story that Warner Bros. will open this year. Sure, it stars Hugh Jackman and is directed by Joe Wright (Hanna, Atonement) but that first trailer was… well, it was colorful and odd, but not one of the best we’ve seen. It’s still early, though, and now we’ll wait a few months longer to find out what Pan is all about, as it gets some extra visual effects time and room to breathe on the calendar. The Pan release date has been pushed from July of this year to early October.  Read More »

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Warner Bros. has only released one trailer so far for Pan, Joe Wright‘s colorful reimagining of J.M. Barrie‘s classic Peter Pan. But with only three months to go until the film’s debut, look for the marketing team to start picking up the pace. Perhaps with an assist from Hugh Jackman now and then.

The star has shared a new Pan sneak peek in which he (as villainous pirate Blackbeard) welcomes you to Neverland. Watch the Pan teaser after the jump.

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Perhaps the first images from Pan weren’t quite what you expected, but we’re trusting in the guy who created a successful new fairy tale in Hanna to warp the Peter Pan story into a new shape that makes sense in the end. This Pan trailer shows a big, bright, and possibly strange take on the J.M. Barrie stories, seemingly with a story structure that doesn’t bother with a “Peter Pan in the real world” setup, but just goes straight for a fantasy tale. There’s a lot of light, pretty stuff here that positions this as a fluffy fantasy, but then there’s a shot of Hugh Jackman towards the end of the trailer that makes us wonder if this has something more dark in mind, too.

Joe Wright directs Levi Miller as Peter, and Jackman not as Hook, but as Blackbeard. Garrett Hedlund steps in as a young, romantically appealing version of Hook, with Rooney Mara playing Tiger Lily. Check out the Pan trailer below. (We’ve also got four Pan character posters, with Blackbeard’s showing that yes, that’s definitely meant to be a bad wig worn by the pirate.)

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“This isn’t exactly the Neverland story you know.” That’s director Joe Wright‘s description of his Peter Pan origin story Pan, and so far he seems to be telling the truth. Case in point: the villainous pirate in this one is not Captain Hook but Blackbeard, played by Hugh Jackman.

The hero is still a little boy named Peter Pan, though, played by Levi Miller. Hit the jump to see the first Pan images featuring Jackman and Miller, plus the first Pan poster with Miller. Read More »

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With principal photography set to begin next week, Joe Wright‘s as-yet-untitled Peter Pan origin tale has locked in a few more cast members. Amanda Seyfried has just signed on, along with Cara Delevigne (Anna Karenina), Nonso Anozie (The Grey), Adeel Akhtar (Four Lions), and many more.

Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara, and Levi Miller were already on board. Hit the jump to find out whom Seyfried and the others will be playing.

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Joe Wright‘s Peter Pan origin story Pan has a few very recognizable cast members. Hugh Jackman will play Blackbeard, Garrett Hedlund will be Hook, and Rooney Mara is in talks to play Tiger Lily. But for Peter, Wright and his producers are looking at younger, new talent. And so Levi Miller, whose most recognizable role at this point is probably an appearance on Terra Nova, has been chosen as the new young Peter. Read More »

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Casting heats up on PanRooney Mara is getting in on the fairy tale trend. The Dragon Tattoo actress has just landed the role of Tiger Lily in Pan, the Peter Pan origin tale being directed by Joe Wright. She joins a cast that also includes Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard and Garrett Hedlund as Captain Hook. Get plot details and more after the jump.

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Hugh Jackman Confirmed for Joe Wright’s ‘Pan’

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Briefly: After entering talks last month, Hugh Jackman has officially closed his deal to star in Joe Wright‘s Peter Pan fanfiction origin tale Pan as Blackbeard. He’ll star opposite Garrett Hedlund, who is in talks to play Hook.

In the film, Blackbeard is the leader of evil pirate who have a hold on Neverland. The (as yet uncast) hero of the story is Peter, an orphan who leads a rebellion against Blackbeard’s forces. The role marks a rare villainous turn for Jackman, who is best known for playing the superhero Wolverine. Jackman landed the role after the more obvious first choice, Javier Bardem, passed. [Variety]

 

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Briefly: The dark Peter Pan origin story Pan may have one of its main characters: Garrett Hedlund has been offered the role of Captain Hook. Joe Wright (Atonement, Hanna) is set to direct, with the film slated for a summer 2015 release.

But Hedlund won’t be the villain; the film starts off with Peter and the future Captain Hook as friends. Hook has a crew job on Blackbeard’s ship, and the Jason Fuchs script features Blackbeard as the villain. Hugh Jackman has been linked to the Blackbeard role, but there’s no Pan yet. [THR]