Last week, came the news that Jude Law (Captain Marvel) had signed on to play the villainous Captain Hook in Disney’s live-action adaptation Peter Pan. Well, with everything going on in the world with COVID-19, it looks like production on the film won’t begin until next year.
According to a DGC-BC production list, Peter Pan is expected to start filming under the working title Bonfire in Vancouver, Canada on March 8, 2021, and should wrap by June 30, 2021.
This is a hopeful sign, as major studios slowly restart their various productions by adding strict health and safety measures for cast and crew working on the projects. However, it should be noted that despite tentative dates set, things can change in an instant. The delay will also give the studio some time to cast other key roles including Tinkerbell, Mr. Smee, Tiger Lily, and the rest of the Darling family.
Also set to star in the film are Ever Anderson (daughter of actress Milla Jovovich and director Paul W. S. Anderson) who is set to play Wendy, while newcomer and native New Zealand actor Alexander Molnoy who will play the titular role of Peter.
David Lowery (Pete’s Dragon) is on board to direct with Toby Halbrooks, who co-wrote Pete’s Dragon, is on board wrote the most recent draft for the film. Jim Whitaker (A Wrinkle In Time) will be producing the project alongside Joe Roth (Maleficent: Mistress of Evil).
Casting for other major roles is currently ongoing.
Production was originally expected to begin early this in Vancouver, Canada. As of now, there is no official release date for Peter Pan, but we hear the studio was aiming for a 2021 theatrical release before the COVID-19 outbreak threw a wrench in all those plans.