Hugh Jackman’s ‘Pan’ Moves Back from Summer to Fall

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Warner Bros. has pushed back the release date of “Pan” to October in an effort to avoid a big crowd at the summer box office.

The Peter Pan original tale, directed by Joe Wright, will now open Oct. 9, instead of July 24. Starring Hugh Jackman and Garrett Hedlund, the 3D adventure pic was surrounded by tentpoles like Marvel’s “Ant-Man” and Paramount’s “Mission: Impossible” sequel.

“We wanted to give ‘Pan’ the space to extend its theatrical run, so taking it out of the cluttered summer season made the most sense,” WB distribution exec Dan Fellman said.

Jason Fuchs penned the new take on the classic story. Set during WWII, it follows an orphan who is kidnapped by pirates and brought to Neverland, where he discovers he’s destined to save the land from the pirate Blackbeard (Jackman).

Hedlund plays a young Hook, while Levi Miller stars as Peter Pan. The feature also features Rooney Mara and Amanda Seyfried.

Greg Berlanti, Paul Webster and Sarah Schechter are producing “Pan,” with Courtenay Valenti and Andrew Fischel overseeing for the studio. The movie was shot last year in London.

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  1. therealeverton says:

    Looking forward to this, so I guess We have to wait a few extra months.

  2. next says:

    Meh. This movie never sounded very good on paper, the casting of Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara does nothing for me, and the trailer is bad. I’ll pass.

  3. Daniels says:

    There’s a lot of competition during this summer, main enemy: Marvel. So you better off releasing in it when there’s not that must rivalry for kids’ attention.

  4. Diwata says:

    I am very hopeful about this movie — the original script by Jason Fuchs made it to the Black List of 2013 ( best unproduced scripts rated by Hollywood producers), it has an excellent cast, the production design looks visually appealing, and it is helmed by Joe Wright!

    It is an origin story and provides a different and exciting insight on how Peter came to be the beloved boy hero of many imaginations! I am hoping the postponement is used to enhance the quality of this film project further, from simply solid family entertainment to awards-season worthiness. Venice or Toronto for its world premiere?

  5. hugh jackman looks like a drag queen pirate. ugh!

  6. Daniel says:

    Just release it straight on dvd. Three months later is the usual time, anyway. Get those sales for Christmas.

  7. Daniel says:

    Moved because it doesn´t have a hope.

    You do not spoil Peter Pan, just beacuse you want to re-tell the story.

  8. BWaters says:

    This has one of the worst trailers I’ve ever seen. The project seems fundamentally stupid, and Pan himself is woefully miscast.

  9. Matt says:

    Not even a little bit surprised to hear this, there`s been so little buzz about this movie.It may stand a better chance of success in October but honestly, who`s that excited about seeing another Peter Pan movie?.

    • Daniels says:

      Who wants to see another Peter Pan movie?
      People said the same thing about Cinderella and yet the movie made around 60 million during it first premiere week in the US

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