British actor Jude Law has taken on the iconic role of Captain Hook in the highly anticipated Disney movie, "Peter Pan & Wendy". This latest portrayal of the classic character has left fans in awe, as the first official teaser and poster were released this week, showcasing Law's captivating transformation.
A New Take on a Classic Tale
In this reimagining of J.M. Barrie's timeless classic and Walt Disney's animated adaptation, director and co-writer David Lowery has set out to craft a film that "honors both the original text and Walt Disney's animated adaptation".
Lowery goes on to state that the film was made with "emotional sincerity, an open heart, and a grand yearning for adventure". The film has been in production for several years, with hundreds of talented artists bringing it to life.
Law's Captain Hook
Law, who is now 50 years old, has described his excitement for his role as Captain Hook, stating that the character and story of "Peter Pan" were a significant part of his childhood and had a profound impact on his imagination.
The actor went on to discuss the process of bringing the hook to life, explaining that there were many different versions before the ironmonger got it just right. Law was lucky to be included in the process of working out the small details, which he believes will add depth and a new slant to the film.
“It was such an important part of growing up, the impact of that film and that world. The way it penetrated and exploded my imagination,” Law told Variety. “There are one or two more times every day where I’m walking on set and it hits me like a child.
I get awestruck by certain characters that are around me, that I can’t say. “ Law also spoke about the excitement of putting on the entire costume, saying that he never let the children see him as Jude, and that he would sneak in fully dressed before filming to maintain the reverence the character demanded.
A Reimagined Adventure
"Peter Pan & Wendy" focuses on Wendy Darling, a young girl who is afraid to leave her childhood home, and Peter Pan, a boy who refuses to grow up. This latest adaptation is set to take audiences on a thrilling journey, rediscovering the evergreen tale from a new perspective.
Law's portrayal of Captain Hook is sure to be one for the ages, as the actor brings his own unique interpretation to the classic character. With the film set for release in the near future, fans of the timeless story and Jude Law alike are eagerly anticipating the release of "Peter Pan & Wendy".