Disney's live action 'Peter Pan & Wendy' will feature the first black Tinkerbell. The film will arive on Disney+ next year.
The story of Peter Pan & Wendy has been retold and adapted numerous times. However, Disney will never get tired of retelling this timeless magical story, in fact, they are working on another adaptation.
A new live-action film about Peter Pan and Wendy is currently in development and is slated for an exclusive release on its streaming platform.
The new film will introduce the first black Tinkerbell and update some of the controversial stereotypes from the previous adaptation. The film is finally back in motion after its production was temporarily suspended due to the pandemic.
Let's find out everything we need to know 'Peter Pan & Wendy'.
Production for 'Peter Pan & Wendy' is expected to finish by June 30, 2021. It's currently set for a 2022 exclusive premiere on Disney Plus Channel. The film was originally planned to release in theaters, but that plan has since been scraped off.
Disney announced the official title for 'Peter Pan & Wendy' back in January 2020. The live-action film is supposed to start shooting in April 2020. However, production was pushed due to the COVID pandemic.
There will be some new changes introduced to the classic story for the live-action film. For example, the stereotypes around Indigenous people from the original Peter Pan film will be revisited and updated for the present day.
Beyond that, there is not much detail about the film's plot for now. The film's official synopsis is still not released to the public. There is a lot of source material available, so the challenge now is to choose which parts to pick.
'Peter Pan & Wendy' is based on the 1904 play and 1911 novel by J.M. Barrie. It's a tale of a boy in green who refuses to frow up and brings the Darling children to Neverland.
The story has been adapted on screen several times. Aside from the classic 1953 animated film and its 2002 sequel 'Return to Neverland', there have been several more adaptations including Spielberg's 'Hook' in 1991, 2015's 'Pan', and 2020's 'Wendy', among others.
Ever Anderson is cast as Wendy. Anderson is the daughter of 'Resident Evil' actress Milla Jovovich. She also plays the young Natasha Romanoff in 'Black Widow'.
Alexander Molony will play Peter Pan. Alexander is mostly known for working on UK commercials.
'Fantastic Beasts' 3 actor Jude Law will play the role of the villainous pirate, Captain Hook.
'Black-ish' star Yara Shahidi stars as Tinkerbell. The character has traditionally been played by a white person, making Shahidi the first black star to portray the role.
'Bob's Burgers' Jim Gaffigan stars as Smee, Captain Hook's bumbling sidekick.
'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' actor Alan Tudyk and 'House of Cards' actress Molly Parker will play the Darling parents.
Alyssa Wapanatâhk, an indigenous actress from Canada, will play Tiger Lily.
The live-action adaptation is yet to finish filming. The trailer won't likely arrive until late 2021 or 2022. We will keep an eye on future updates and edit this article once new information is out.