The trailer for Joe Wright’s Pan has been released, with Hugh Jackman’s Blackbeard causing a bit of a stir. I certainly have no objections to slightly foppish pirates. A retelling of Peter Pan’s origins, Pan sees young Peter, played by Levi Miller, being kidnapped by Blackbeard’s men. Peter, along with other children from his orphanage , is taken to 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.” A young Hook, complete with both hands, appears to be allied with young Peter. While Joe Wright has adapted various novels for the screen, including Pride & Prejudice, Atonement and Anna Karenina, this is his first foray into fairy tales. It should prove rather interesting.

The film also stars Garrett Hedlund (Inside Llewyn Davis) as Hook; Oscar nominee Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) as Tiger Lily; Adeel Akhtar (The Dictator) as Smee;  Taejoo Na (The Kick) as Kwahu; Nonso Anozie (Son of God, Atonement) as Bishop; Kathy Burke (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) as Mother Barnabas; Kurt Egyiawan (Skyfall) as Murray; Lewis MacDougall (In the Name of the Children) as Nibs; newcomer Leni Zieglmeier as Wendy Darling; Jack Charles (Mystery Road) as The Chief/Tiger Lily’s father; and Amanda Seyfried (Les Misérables) as Mary.

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About The Author

Olga Hughes is currently pre-occupied with fairy tales, fantasy, misanthropy, medieval history and the long eighteenth century. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts and is currently majoring in Literature and History at Deakin. She has contributed to websites such as History behind Game of Thrones, The Anne Boleyn Files and The Tudor Society.

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