Peter Pan and Wendy

Backlash follows Jude Law’s portrayal of Captain Hook in ‘Peter Pan and Wendy.’

In a million years, Neverland.

 

In Disney’s upcoming “Peter Pan & Wendy,” Jude Law plays the nefarious Captain Hook, and some fans who have already seen a preview are wondering if it’s actually him. And if so, what are the reasons?

 

A trailer for the “Peter Pan” remake, which will be released on Disney+ on April 28th, features the British actor, 50, in full costume and heavy makeup.

 

Fans on Twitter weighed in on Law’s appearance, with one commenting that the picture “looks gloomy and bleak, and Jude Law as Captain Hook is iffy.”

 

Another person stated that Law’s Hook look was horribly “unsexy.”

 

Some were outraged by the casting decision.

 

“Did you get Jude Law? Then again, who doesn’t? And you made him look like that? “What was the reason?” shouted one.

 

“To be honest, nothing about Jude Law as Hook screams ‘bad guy who can lead a group of pirates.’ “It’s getting wet behind the ears,” said another keyboard reviewer.

 

For the film, a live-action recreation of J.M. Barrie’s novel and play, as well as Disney’s 1953 animated classic, the actor dons a ragged red coat jacket and black cap, as well as long ratty hair and a mustache.

 

“We set out to make a picture that values both the original J.M. Barrie text and Walt Disney’s animated adaptation; we wanted to energize our retelling with emotional truth, an open heart, and a big thirst for adventure,” director David Lowery said.

 

It joins a long line of adaptations of the classic story, ranging from Stephen Spielberg’s controversial “Hook” in 1991, which garnered terrible reviews and a disappointing box office despite a star-studded ensemble lead by Dustin Hoffman, Julia Roberts, and Robin Williams, to Benh Zeitlin’s “Wendy” in 2020.

 

Alexander Molony plays Peter Pan, Ever Anderson plays Wendy Darling, and Yara Shahidi plays Tinker Bell in the new picture.

 

“Hundreds of brilliant artists worked tirelessly for many years to bring this picture to the screen; I’m delighted for people to witness their work, to embark on this journey, and to rediscover an evergreen tale from a new viewpoint,” Lowery said in a statement.

 

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