Hugh Jackman To Play Blackbeard In Peter Pan Origin Movie!

Posted By on December 19, 2013

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).

Hugh Jackman will play the pirate Blackbeard in 'Pan', coming to theaters on June 26, 2015.

Hugh Jackman will play the pirate Blackbeard in ‘Pan’, coming to theaters on June 26, 2015.

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.

What do you think of seeing Hugh Jackman as the next big screen Blackbeard?

Sound off in the comments below, and then click HERE for more of Blackbeard’s adventures in movies!

Hugh Jackman in 'The Wolverine'.

Hugh Jackman in ‘The Wolverine’.


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Posted by Matt Artz

Matt Artz was a lead reporter and photographer for 'The Coastland Times' newspaper from 2000 to 2009, and has been published in the Outer Banks Sentinel, North Beach Sun, Outer Banks Milepost, among others, before launching OBX Entertainment, NC Film News, and Halloween Daily News in 2012. Matt and Sue Artz are also the founders of the annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade and the Halloween International Film Festival.

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