Hook and Peter Are Pals in the Latest Pan Trailer
The second trailer for Warner Bros.’ Peter Pan origin story is out now and boy does it feel like a Harry Potter movie—not that there’s anything wrong with that. In fact, the studio seems to be banking on a Potter-like appeal, using the trailer to highlight the flick’s flying ships, magical beasts, and sad-but-gifted orphans (adding a big “from the studio that brought you Harry Potter” message smack in the middle of the clip also adds to the vibe).
No stranger to literary adaptations, director Joe Wright (Atonement, Pride and Prejudice, Anna Karenina) has been tasked with telling the story of how Peter came to be a legend in Neverland by way of a ship headed for Canada. (Don’t you just love it when they mention us—even in a joke?)
Upon his arrival, Peter is determined to be the prophesied chosen one by the familiar Tiger Lily (Rooney Mara) and her tribe. Other recognizable characters include Mr. Smee, the notorious giant crocodile, and the lagoon mermaids (all of whom seem to be played by model Cara Delevingne). Less familiar is a slightly crazy-eyed James Hook. Not yet a Captain (but still in possession of both his hands—apparently the name was just a coincidence), Hook appears to be on the same side as Peter, the side united against “the pirate all pirates fear”: Black Beard. Played by Hugh Jackman and a hairpiece, Black Beard is the chief villain in this tale—which means we’re already anticipating a sequel.
Check out the trailer below. Pan opens October 9.