Hugh Jackman Is In Talks To Play Blackbeard In Joe Wright's Peter Pan Origin Movie

Hugh Jackman Is In Talks To Play Blackbeard In Joe Wright's Peter Pan Origin MovieImage via 20th Century Fox

Hugh Jackman may be hesitant to continue playing Wolverine in the X-Men movies, but he’s not completely leaving the fantasy world behind. According to Variety, Jackman is in talks with Warner Bros. to star as the villainous pirate, Blackbeard, in director Joe Wright’s upcoming Peter Pan origin movie, which will be simply titled Pan.

The movie will tell the story of Peter Pan’s early days and his run-ins with the dangerous pirate in Neverland. Captain Hook will also play a role in the film, but here he will be shown as Pan’s friend who slowly turns evil. The studio is still looking for young actors to play Peter Pan, but the article is suggesting that Warner Bros. is hopeful to find an unknown to take the role.

[via Variety]

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