We’ve known that Hugh Jackman is Blackbeard in Pan. And now we have our first true look at Jackman as the evil pirate Blackbeard in Joe Wright’s Pan.
The origins story of one of our favorite tales, Peter Pan, comes to us from one of our favorite directors -- Joe Wright (Hanna).
The photos debuted in Entertainment Weekly and the director promises a slightly different scene that one would expect from a yarn that sets the stage for the legendary Peter Pan tale we all know and love.
“This isn’t exactly the Neverland story you know,” Wright told the magazine.
Jackman is Blackbeard and not the evil Captain Hook. It is Jackman’s Blackbeard who abducts orphans like Pan and takes them out on his own version of an adventure.
There is a Captain Hook, though. He is played by Garrett Hedlund and Wright describes him as a “dashing Indiana Jones-like figure.”
We look forward to seeing Wright’s vision of J.M. Barrie’s classic story and meeting Pan (Levi Miller) when the film lands July 17, 2015.
Warner Bros. has also released the film’s first poster – which features Miller’s Pan front and center.