Hugh Jackman To Play Blackbeard In Peter Pan Origin Movie!
Hugh Jackman (X-Men, The Wolverine) is in negotiations to play the pirate Blackbeard in Warner Bros.’ upcoming big budget Peter Pan origin film titled simply Pan, to be directed by Joe Wright (Pride & Prejudice, Hanna).
Currently in pre-production, the story in the movie revolves around an orphan who is taken to the magical world of Neverland, where he becomes a hero to the natives and leads a revolt against evil pirates.
Variety reports that Jackman would play the film’s main villain Blackbeard.
Pan’s usual pirate arch enemy Hook will begin the story as friends with the hero, until of course he eventually turns bad, making this an origin story for not just Peter Pan but also for the legendary Captain Hook.
Pan will fly into theaters on June 26, 2015.
With NBC’s Blackbeard drama Crossbones already set to premiere this winter, the pirate also known as Edward Teach, who was killed off the coast of Ocracoke Island, has never been hotter in Hollywood.
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