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Garrett Hedlund the frontrunner to star in Joe Wright's fantasy adaptation Pan

01.23.2014
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TRON: LEGACY star Garrett Hedlund has been offered the lead in director Joe Wright's adaptation of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan, entitled PAN, which sees the origin of the shadow-chasing rebel from Neverland. However, the lead role isn't for Peter Pan, but for Hook, who is set to square off against the evil pirate Blackbeard with both Hugh Jackman and Javier Bardem being rumored for that role.

In Wright's adaptation (with a script by Jason Fuchs) "an orphan is taken to the magical world of Neverland, where he becomes the savior of the natives and leads a rebellion against evil pirates." I'm not sure how Peter Pan plays into this at all, but it seems odd to call it PAN when he's not the lead. Of course, Spielberg already has the claim to HOOK, so there's that. Hedlund showed a lot of promise in TRON: LEGACY, but has seemed to have forgone the big-budget flicks since then in favor of smaller, independent fare like ON THE ROAD and INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS.

PAN is now being positioned as one of Warner Bros. tentpoles for 2015 as it has slid into the original release date slot reserved for BATMAN VS SUPERMAN. Given the hype for Bats vs Supes, it feels like PAN is a weak consolation prize, but perhaps Wright and co. will pull out something great and original from the oft-adapted book.

PAN is set for release on July 17, 2015.

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Source: Deadline

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7:35PM on 01/23/2014
When you put Peter Pan's story in that perspective, it's pretty much 'Avatar in Neverland'.
When you put Peter Pan's story in that perspective, it's pretty much 'Avatar in Neverland'.
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4:44PM on 01/23/2014
So basically X-Men: First Class: Neverland Edition?
So basically X-Men: First Class: Neverland Edition?
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3:07PM on 01/23/2014

He's Pan, not Hook

Hook needs to be someone older if they indeed on making him into he villain for the sequel. I prefer the idea of Bardem being Blackbeard and Jackman being his first mate only to later betray him and losing his hand to Pan thus setting up his return as Captain Hook for the sequel.
Hook needs to be someone older if they indeed on making him into he villain for the sequel. I prefer the idea of Bardem being Blackbeard and Jackman being his first mate only to later betray him and losing his hand to Pan thus setting up his return as Captain Hook for the sequel.
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12:43PM on 01/23/2014

could see him more as Pan BUT

as a good guy transforming into bad I actually could see Hedlund as Hook, as I remembered his part in Death Sentence with Kevin Bacon, dude can transform.
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as a good guy transforming into bad I actually could see Hedlund as Hook, as I remembered his part in Death Sentence with Kevin Bacon, dude can transform.
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12:07PM on 01/23/2014
Just get Dustin Hoffman back.

I can't see Hedlund as Captain Hook.
Just get Dustin Hoffman back.

I can't see Hedlund as Captain Hook.
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