Entertainment Weekly has the first look at Hugh Jackman’s most drastic movie makeover to date. The actor has sheathes his Wolverine claws and picks up a sword for the role of Blackbeard in Pan, Warner Bros.’ upcoming Peter Pan origin story. Jackman’s pirate will be responsible for bringing a young wartime orphan named Peter to Neverland.
The origin story takes a number of liberties to make J.M. Barrie’s classic — and oft-adapted — story fresh for a new generation. Instead of fighting Captain Hook, Peter (Levi Miller) will most likely team up with a younger version of the character, played by Garrett Hedlund, to fight Jackman’s menacing Blackbeard. “This isn’t exactly the Neverland story you know,” director Joe Wright told EW.
Pan opens on July 17, 2015. You can check out more images from Pan, including shots of Miller’s titular hero and Blackbeard’s flying pirate ship, at Entertainment Weekly. We’ll leave you with one last look at Jackman, in a bombastic image that is definitely ready for memification.
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