What We Know About Disney’s New Live-Action Peter Pan Movie

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News came out today that Disney will be working on a new live-action Peter Pan movie in the near future. Here is what we know so far:

The new Peter Pan movie will be written by David Lowery and Toby Halbrooks (who also wrote this summer’s live-action “Pete’s Dragon” reboot) and will be directed by Jim Whitaker. It will, naturally, be based on J.M. Barrie’s play/novel “Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up.”

Of course, this is not the first live-action Peter Pan movie. We’ve had “Pan” released last fall; 2014’s “Peter Pan Live!”; 2003’s “Peter Pan”; and of course, 1991’s “Hook.” It also isn’t the first time Disney has released a Peter Pan movie as they released the iconic animated version in 1953 along with a number of spin-off Tinker Bell movies over the years and the “Jake and the Neverland Pirates” show that currently airs on Disney Junior.

Peter Pan is an interesting choice for Disney’s next live-action movie given the number of times the story has been told over the past 20 years, but after their recent string of blockbusters, I guess we should be giving them the benefit of the doubt.

That’s pretty much it for now.  I’ll be updating as more film details become known.

July 2020 Update: Deadline is reporting that Jude Law is in talks to play Captain Hook in the new live action Peter Pan movie.


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Craig Smith
I am founder and editor of DisneyNews.us. My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back to my first trip to Walt Disney World in the mid-80's. I have since returned to the magical place more than 20 times. I started this site when I came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching Disney content with my 8-year old, so it made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it. Other interests include 80's nostalgia, vintage toys, video games, LEGO, Star Wars and tech gadgets. Other sites include DMR and VideoGamesStats.com.

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