J.M. Barrie’s eternally young prankster never had an origin story – he just flew, never grew old and battled the nefarious Captain Hook (and befriended problematic cultural stereotypes). So how did he come to be? And why the hell did Captain Hook come to be his arch enemy? Those of you pondering these questions will finally get an answer of a sort in Pan, the upcoming fantasy film from Warner Bros that explores the backstory of the denizens of Neverland. Interested? Then check out the second trailer which dropped tonight.
Directed by Joel Wright from a script by Jason Fuchs, Pan stars Levi Miller in the title role, with Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard, along with Garrett Hedlund as Captain hook, Rooney Mara, and Amanda Seyfried. It’s produced by Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Paul Webster are producing, with Tim Lewis. Pan hits theaters October 9.