Check out Hugh Jackman as the infamous pirate, Blackbeard

Blackbeard is one of the most infamous pirates during the Golden Age of Piracy. He has been said to have a scary demeanor to intimidate his enemies. However, he’s been known to be one of the nicer pirates out there (for example, not killing captives and being fair to his crewmates). The pirate has been featured in popular media including Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Assassin’s Creed Black Flag. Now we’ll get to see the buccaneer again in the upcoming Peter Pan origin film, Pan.

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Entertainment Weekly has released a first look photo of Blackbeard, and he will be played by Hugh Jackman (X-Men: Days of Future Past).

The prequel will feature Blackbeard as a captain of a flying ship who kidnaps orphans of war. One of the orphans is Peter Pan (Levi Miller), a boy who will become the hero of Neverland. Garrett Hedlund (Tron Legacy) will be playing a young Captain Hook and is described as a “dashing Indiana Jones-like figure.”

What can we expect from the origin story? Director Joe Wright (Hanna, Atonement) says that “this isn’t exactly the Neverland story you know.”

Pan opens July 17, 2015.

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