With Warner Bros. recently slotting Pan into the July 15th 2015 release date vacated by Batman Vs. Superman, the race is on to get Joe Wright’s film into production. In December Hugh Jackman entered negotiations to play Blackbeard. Now he may have some company, as THR reports that Garrett Hedlund has been offered the lead role of Captain Hook.
The actor beat out the likes of Jack Huston and Ezra Miller for the coveted role.
The movie, which is a prequel written by Jason Fuchs, follows young orphan Peter Pan, who is taken to Neverland and ends up leading the locals in a rebellion against the pirates. Captain Hook starts out as an ally to Peter Pan before turning villainous.
It’s not certain when it will start shooting, although it will have to be fairly soon.