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Hugh Jackman cast as the villain in 'Pan'

Hugh Jackman is going to Neverland. On Friday, January 24 Comingsoon.net posted the news that actor Hugh Jackman is confirmed to appear in the upcoming film "Pan," which will be arriving in theaters in the summer of 2015. The Warner Bros. Pictures film will be directed by Joe Wright, written by Jason Fuchs and tell the story of the boy who never wanted to grow up.

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Jackman will portray the role of the villainous pirate Blackbeard in the upcoming film, which is based on the novel by J. M. Barrie. He will face off with Garrett Hedlund, the actor who was chosen to play Hook in the film. No other casting details or plot information is currently available.

Blackbeard was a notoriously dangerous pirate who lived during the late 1600s and early 1700s and operated near the American colonies and the trade routes of the West Indies. Born Edward Teach, Blackbeard was born in England and was known for being the captain of the ship called Queen Anne's Revenge.

Jackman is known for his action film roles including "Van Helsing," and playing The Wolverine in Bryan Singer's "X-Men" movies and the spinoff movies about his character. His most recently appeared in the major motion picture musical "Les Miserables" and the thriller "Prisoners."

The fantasy adventure film will be released on July 17, 2015 and will be fighting the box office with Marvel's "Ant-Man" and many other superhero movie blockbusters. This will be the first time since 2003 that a live action film about Peter Pan has been released.

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