We’re here to tell you that once the monstrosity that is 2021 ends, we’ll all be getting a new Peter Pan movie. Back in March 2020, it was announced that Disney would be bringing a live-action Peter Pan remake to life called Peter Pan & Wendy, and it’ll bless our world in 2022. And the cast announcements just keep coming and they just keep getting better and better.
The movie will most likely follow the original plot of the 1953 Disney film Peter Pan. Although it's interesting to note Wendy Darling's name has been added to the title. The curious little girl will probably have even more screen time (and probably more agency) than the Disney original, which is exciting to see.
Who is in the cast of 'Peter Pan & Wendy'?
So far, we know that Ever Anderson will star as Wendy. Ever also appeared as a young Natasha Romanoff in Black Widow, which we saw in 2021. Alexander Molony, known for TV shows like The Reluctant Landlord and Claude, will star as Peter. Taking on the role of the villainous Captain Hook is none other than Jude Law.
Jude Law seems like the perfect Hook, although there were rumors that Joaquin Phoenix was being considered (after Joker, we can see why). So far, we’ve yet to learn who will be cast as Michael, Smee, the Lost Boys, and Tiger Lily. Hopefully Disney will be wise enough to actually cast a Native American actress in this role, following Rooney Mara being called out for playing Tiger Lily in 2015’s Pan.
The most recent member of the cast to be added is Yara Shahidi. The black-ish star took to Instagram to share the news that she would be playing everyone's favorite Disney fairy, Tinkerbell. Simply writing, "lettssssgooooo #Tinkerbell" aside a photo of her in a jeweled purple and green dress, the 20-year-old quietly confirmed that she would be taking on the role in the upcoming film.
When is 'Peter Pan & Wendy's release date?
There’s currently no specific release date for Peter Pan & Wendy, but it sure seems like either a summer or holiday movie. Although it was discussed that the movie might go straight to Disney+, it’s been confirmed by Collider that it’ll be a theatrical release.
2022 may be the perfect timing to find some escapism in Neverland.