Hugh Jackman Says 'Pan' Is A Dream Come True

Hugh Jackman confirmed that he will be playing "Blackbeard" in WB's upcoming "Pan". He goes onto describe how he feels about the role, while lighting the Empire State Building in green and gold for Australia Day in New York City. Read on for more.

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By JasonBlue - 1/24/2014
The Wolverine actor confirmed that he will be playing "Blackbeard" in WB's upcoming "Pan". He goes onto describe how he feels about the role, while lighting the Empire State Building in green and gold for Australia Day in New York City.



"I'm very excited," Jackman said, smiling from ear-to-ear. "I love it. I love the director Joe Wright, I love working with Warner Bros. and I think this is just really exciting. It's a very cool project. And it's wonderful for my kids!" he added.

And despite being an Oscar-nominated actor, Jackman says he will never get over his good fortune.

"Back then, I grew up wishing I could travel and wishing someone would pay me to have a job where I could travel, so dreams come true," he said. "Be careful what you wish for."

Warner Bro.'s upcoming fantasy film "Pan" has been gaining a lot of press recently as it shockingly replaced Batman vs Superman for WB's lucky mid-summer 2015 release date.
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Lozzy - 1/24/2014, 7:26 PM
Fear the Ant.
MrCBM56 - 1/24/2014, 7:28 PM
I'm excited for this! Dare I say... More excited than Ant-Man?

Uh oh.
MrCBM56 - 1/24/2014, 7:30 PM
This movie should be Pirates of the Caribbean meets The Hobbit.
SuperCat - 1/24/2014, 7:38 PM
WhiteBolt - 1/24/2014, 7:42 PM
@MrCBM

Pirates had Blackbeard (Ian MacShane) in their movie.
BlackIceJoe - 1/24/2014, 8:49 PM
Well congratulations for him. I am bumbed it is going to be a kid film though. I believe there is a lot of potential for a great film. But I personally would like to see a darker take on the tale. It is a public domain property after all. I could see it being a really great film if you make it like Fables or something. I don't know why there needs to be so many movies that tell the same story. Why not keep the idea and add your own ideas to the tale. This way it would be more fresh and could even bring in a new audience.
Aquaman9 - 1/24/2014, 9:04 PM
This is gonna kick Ant-Man's ass... [frick] Marvel.
BoneSawIsReady - 1/24/2014, 9:45 PM
One of his lines will be, "and I'll be sendin' ya to Davey Jones locker!!!"
Cerebro - 1/24/2014, 9:47 PM
^^ all right their seaman^^
antoineflemming - 1/24/2014, 9:50 PM
@BlackIceJoe - It's Peter Pan! Pretty sure it SHOULD be for kids or teenagers. And just because it's for kids/teenagers doesn't mean it's telling the same story. Not everything should be darker just for the sake of being darker. I think that Robin Hood (2010) should have been a bit more light hearted than it was. Why? Because the original ballads weren't dark or gloomy. They were rather playful and fun. Same thing with Peter Pan. The movie will certainly have serious moments I expect. But by no means should it be dark.
BlackIceJoe - 1/24/2014, 10:33 PM
@antoineflemming

I can understand where you are coming from. But sadly when you have films that portray books they a lot of time change something's to go after a younger audience. The big one being Wizard of Oz. A lot of people don't know that it was made for adults but MGM wanted to make it more family friendly. So now you have people thinking of that version. Even Peter Pan was changed and most people think of the Disney version. Maybe you are right and it will tell more of a different story and one closer to the subject material. Maybe this one will show the Mermaids being closer to Sirens like they are portrayed in the book. MrCBM56 is right in a sense that Neverland is like the Hobbit. But I would even say a little bit of A Princess of Mars like book.

But I can see what you are meaning. Maybe dark is not the right word I should have used. If it ends up being something like the Goonies that is made for a younger audience but adults like it too would be great.
Jollem - 1/24/2014, 11:02 PM
pan = boot
LONO - 1/25/2014, 12:01 AM
To bad Jacko's dead....he would've gotten an Oscar for sure playing Peter.
TheBeard - 1/25/2014, 12:13 AM
hugh will be good as blackbeard, not so sure about the rest of the movie
loki668 - 1/25/2014, 3:13 AM
A dream come true? For who? It sure as [frick] wasn't a "dream come true" for those of us who wanted another CERTAIN film to come out on this date.
QuestiontheAnswer - 1/25/2014, 3:50 AM
The week before this is Minions and it's competing with a Marvel movie. It has to be spectacular in order to be a success.
MrNiklander - 1/25/2014, 4:03 AM
I am interested in this one besides like MrCBM56 said it should be a blend of Pirates of the Carribean with a Hobbit twist
Timestampede - 1/25/2014, 4:14 AM
@Supercat

Happy it wasn't "Wendy" outside. Wouldn't want all that "Dust" to "Fly" away....
Nubase - 1/25/2014, 6:25 AM
Peter Pan V Ant Man, it does not take a genius to figure out which has more general appeal, ask any kid in the world who's Peter Pan and they will answer back with the right answer, ask a kid who's ant man and they will start crying!
JohnTom88 - 1/25/2014, 6:43 AM
Ask any kid = ask any old geezer who watched the old cartoons and countless Peter Pan adaptations.

Pan is irrelevant compared to a Marvel film after Avengers 2.

Face it geriatric DC fans, it's becoming more of a Marvel World esp when in the eyes of children and teens.
ALF9001 - 1/25/2014, 7:02 AM
@antoineflemming
I really liked Robin Hood (2010)
CoolioVids101 - 1/25/2014, 9:42 AM
That's great Jackman....I'm still going to go see Ant-Man instead of Pan
TheSisko - 1/25/2014, 10:09 AM
Antman is going to be the better film. WB should leave the fairy tales to Disney, the should have learned there lesson from Jack the Giant Slayer flopping hard.
batz11 - 1/25/2014, 10:47 AM
Any time a male character is often played by a chic, count me out...
JediPhilosopher - 1/25/2014, 3:47 PM
The number of Peter Pan related things seems to be rivaling the number of vampire related things.
JediPhilosopher - 1/25/2014, 3:53 PM
Robin Hood 2010 was for people who didn't like Robin Hood things because there weren't enough large-scale epic battles with men dressed in full armor and giant swords all smashing each other. So yeah, judging by the number of people who liked MOS, there were bound to be people who loved it. Also, Robin Hood, stealthy young light-on-his-feet protector of the forest and returner of people's hard-earned money was pretty dumb, wasn't it? I'm asking, I don't know. I kinda liked them for what they had been before Holywood went the military way with them.
JediPhilosopher - 1/25/2014, 3:57 PM
@Enphlieuwince Peter Pan was an outsider, which means Hollywood now wants to either change that about him or make him a villain. Maybe the same can be said for Robin Hood too.
JediPhilosopher - 1/25/2014, 4:07 PM
I'd trace back the current Hollywood reaction back to The Matrix. Here was this movie where the cops, the FBI, the "good guys" were chasing this mysterious woman who seemed not to be evil otherwise. I remember thinking, she must be evil because the cops are chasing her and even afraid of her. That's how naive I was. As we learn, reality is not actually reality. Of course that's fiction, but it draws your mind's attention, eventually, to the parallels that exist in the real world. What is freedom? What is serfdom and slavery? If our popular definition of freedom has slid over to include forms of serfdom and slavery due to enforced laws that limit our options in life that we used to have, then do we still have freedom? Or just the illusion? Such movies that reveal such discrepencies in the way we see things are being targeted. Heroes are being changed to be more pro-establishment, less moral, more violent.
JediPhilosopher - 1/25/2014, 4:16 PM
I'll say this for IronMan3, even if I thought it was overall kind of silly.. It showed how a "big bad guy" who's not necessarily even real or evil can be pushed on the public and used to create public fear to fulfill alternate evil agendas. I'm surprised such a storyline actually made it to the big screen really. But maybe people are waking up.
Starfox - 1/29/2014, 3:35 PM
WB is smart placing this film in that spot. Ant-Man better have some good marketing to back it up because everyone knows who Peter Pan is. Throw in live action & Hugh Jackman and you have a blockbuster that could rival Avatar. Disney wishes they were the ones bringing this to the Big Screen.

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