Hugh Jackman In Talks To Play 'Blackbeard' In PAN
The man known round these parts as The Wolverine is in negotiations to play his first fully fledged villain in Warner Bros.' new take on the classic Peter Pan tale: notorious pirate Blackbeard. Read on for more details.
According to Variety, Hugh Jackman is in negotiations to play the pirate Blackbeard in Joe Wright's Pan. We had heard that Javier Bardem was Warner Bros.' first choice to play the villain, but after he passed they went to Jackman. The X-Men actor seems dead set of playing a bad guy, as he was apparently also weighing up the antagonist role in WB's remake of The Incredible Mr. Limpet. This new origin story for Peter Pan is said to revolve 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 the evil pirates". Captain Hook will be in the movie too, but he'll start out as Pan's friend before betraying him. Variety also report that Ryan Gosling was in line to play the Hook role but declined. WB are expected to do an open casting for the title role of Peter Pan, and are also looking for an actress in her mid-20s to play Tiger Lily.
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