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Hugh Jackman plays a nightmare-worthy Blackbeard in ‘Pan’

Flying ships, flirty mermaids, and whole lot more fantasy in the new trailer.


Rae Votta


Posted on May 19, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 7:27 pm CDT

Hugh Jackman is set to cause a lot of pirate-themed nightmares in the upcoming film Pan.

The reimagined Peter Pan origin story centers around Pan being a foretold savior of Neverland, set to face off against Blackbeard, not Hook. Jackman plays the fearsome Blackbeard, a terrifying force in the new trailer that’s otherwise filled with magic and wonder.

The film isn’t without its own drama: Rooney Mara plays the Native American character Tiger Lily, although it’s possible that, like the rewrite of Hook into an “Indiana Jones-like figure,” they’ve erased her backstory for this remake. 

Pan hits theaters Oct. 9. 

H/T Hypable | Screengrab via Warner Brothers/YouTube

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*First Published: May 19, 2015, 1:23 pm CDT