Disney’s 1953 animated classic ‘Peter Pan’ will get the live-action treatment in 2023. From the release date to the cast, find out everything you need to know about ‘Peter Pan And Wendy’ here!
One of Disney’s most beloved classic movies is the 1953 animated feature Peter Pan. A whole new generation of Disney fans will be introduced to the fantasy favorite in 2023 with the live-action adaptation Peter Pan & Wendy. Disney has had tons of success by turning their animated movies into live action with the help of CGI technology. Tons of movies that fans have adored for decades like Beauty And The Beast and The Lion King have been introduced to a younger audience with new live action adaptations.
The latest iteration of J.M. Barrie’s beloved 1911 children’s book will of course feature a veteran cast of actors, as well as a few new faces playing the Darling children, the Lost Boys, and of course, Peter himself. Long before the movie gets released, Disney dropped a teaser trailer for the upcoming film on December 10, 2020. It features some of the classic imagery from the original, including the Big Ben clocktower, London Bridge, a pirate ship-shaped cloud, and of course the star! HollywoodLife has gathered all the details about the coming movie. Find out everything you need to know about Peter Pan & Wendy here!
Peter Pan & Wendy – Release Date & Where To Watch
The new take on the movie will be released on DisneyPlus, along with other movies going straight to the streaming service like the upcoming live-action Pinocchio. While an official release date hasn’t been set yet, the live action adaptation is expected to be available to DisneyPlus subscribers exclusively on the streaming service in 2023.
Peter Pan & Wendy Reveals official poster
The new poster shows the villain Captain Hook’s famous pirate ship sailing through the clouds, perhaps towards Neverland, the magical land where children never grow up. The evening glow of the sun provides silhouettes of the leading characters. We see Wendy (Ever Anderson) and the other Darling children standing on the sails, while the bold Peter Pan (Alexander Molony) is in the sky, aiming a strike at the evil Captain Hook (Jude Law).
The poster also highlights that Peter Pan & Wendy is going to premiere in Disney+ in 2023, meaning the wait won’t be long before we get a trailer and an official date confirmation.
Peter Pan – Cast & Crew
Peter-Pan is one of the most iconic characters of the 20th Century, and there will be plenty of fresh faces playing both “The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up” and the Darling children. The Reluctant Landlord star Alexander Molony, 15, will take on the title role as Peter Pan. Ever Anderson, 14, who played a young Natasha Romanoff in Black Widow, will play Wendy. They’ll be joined by Joshua Pickering and Jacobi Jupe as John Darling and Michael Darling, respectively.
Of course, Peter Pan is jam-packed with memorable characters besides just the Darlings and Peter, like the Lost Boys and Tinker Bell. Yara Shahidi, whose starred in Black-ish and Grown-ish, will play everyone’s favorite five-inches tall fairy, Tinker Bell! Another fresh face making her feature-length debut will Alyssa Wapanatâhk, who will play the Native American Princess Tiger Lily. The Darling parents will be played by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story star Alan Tudyk and Deadwood actress Molly Parker.
Other than the beloved characters, who could forget the villainous pirates in the movie, like Captain Hook and the comical Mr. Smee! Two-time Academy Award nominee Jude Law will be the latest actor to take up the Captain Hook moniker, while comedy veteran Jim Gaffigan will portray his klutzy sidekick Smee. Captain Hook was one of the most discussed roles in Hollywood, and it had reportedly been offered to plenty of other seasoned actors during development. There were reports that the part had been offered to stars like Joaquin Phoenix (per DisInsider) and Will Smith (via ScreenRant), before it ultimately went to Jude.
Peter Pand & Wendy will also mark director David Lowery’s second live-action adaptation for Disney. He’d previously directed 2016’s Pete’s Dragon. David also worked on the screenplay with his Pete’s Dragon co-writer Toby Halbrooks.