Hugh Jackman shows off his Blackbeard look for Joe Wright's Pan
Joe Wright (ATONEMENT, HANNA) is a filmmaker I'll follow for the rest of his days, as he's absolutely won me over with his artistic eye, respect for film scores (and how they work within a movie), as well as his superb casting choices. When PAN was first announced, we waited for the usual casting news (Peter Pan, Hook, etc) and were a little caught off-guard when Blackbeard was mentioned as the main antagonist of this flick. While Javier Bardem was first approached to take that role, I don't think anyone will miss him with Hugh Jackman taking his place. Shooting is about to start, and Jackman was goodly enough to snap a selfie of his new look.
Check out Jackman's masterfully bald head:
Hugh Jackman is a performer who seems to have a great passion for everything he does (more recently rocking it as host for the Tony's) and I'm excited to see him in any project outside of X-Men. Don't get me wrong, he owns Wolverine like it's nobody's business, but it's fascinating to see him without the claws for a few minutes. This picture is just the beginning, and I'm really excited to follow PAN's development.