Hugh Jackman is going to be assuming a legendary role in a new film and it is a real departure from the type of roles he is known to play. The multi-talented actor will be assuming the devious role of Blackbeard in the film Pan.
It is really no secret who the star of the film is. Jackman’s images adorn the posters of the forthcoming film, a version of Peter Pan that is really, really removed from the original concept of the work and character the film is based upon.
What is the deal with the new version of the legendary Peter Pan tale? And why is the villain Blackbeard instead of Captain Hook? Well, the new version of Peter Pan is actually going to turn the clock back a bit. We are going to be treated to the origin of the character in the new film.
You are probably saying “Why would anyone want to see a movie about the origin of Peter Pan?” Come on, Peter Pan is not a superhero!
No, but superhero films are popular and they feature origin tales. That is all you need to know about why the studios would choose to go in such a unique direction. Cornelsen feels like he can’t wait to see this upcoming movie. The other reason is the familiar character can be put in less familiar material ensuring that the new narrative is a fresh one.
When the movie comes out, we’ll all know if this idea was a smart one.