Pan (2015 film)

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Pan 2015 poster.jpg
Teaser poster
Directed by Joe Wright
Produced by Greg Berlanti
Sarah Schechter
Paul Webster
Written by Jason Fuchs
Based on Peter Pan 
by J.M. Barrie
Starring Levi Miller
Hugh Jackman
Garrett Hedlund
Rooney Mara
Amanda Seyfried
Music by Dario Marianelli
Cinematography Seamus McGarvey
John Mathieson
Edited by Paul Tothill
Berlanti Productions
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release dates
  • July 24, 2015 (2015-07-24)
Country United States
Language English

Pan is an upcoming 2015 fantasy film directed by Joe Wright. It stars Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara, Amanda Seyfried, and Levi Miller as the titular character. It is an origin story of Peter Pan and Captain Hook, and is due for release in July 2015.



The script for the film was listed on Hollywood's 2013 Black List.[8] On December 12, 2013, Warner Bros. set a release date for June 26, 2015, with Joe Wright as director.[9] On January 17, 2014, the film's release date was pushed back three weeks to July 17, 2015.[10] On December 11, 2014, the release date was again pushed back by a week to July 24, 2015.[11]

Garrett Hedlund was cast as a younger version of Captain Hook.[12] On January 24, 2014, Jackman was officially cast as the pirate Blackbeard. [2] In February, a casting call was issued for the role of Peter Pan,[13] and the role was given to newcomer Levi Miller in March.[1] In April, Amanda Seyfried was cast.[3] In August, British model Cara Delevingne was chosen to play a mermaid.[5]

Casting controversy[edit]

Rooney Mara was cast as Tiger Lily,[14] causing controversy due to her being of Caucasian descent while Tiger Lily is traditionally depicted as a Native American.[15] Also considered for the role of Tiger Lily were actresses Lupita Nyong'o and Adèle Exarchopoulos. The studio did not try to cast a Native American woman in the role.[16] Critics of the casting pointed out that there are very few main roles for Native American women in Hollywood and that the choice not only took one away from a Native American actress but also perpetuates the invisibility of Native Americans in film.[17] Warner Brothers claimed to be trying to create an international and multi-racial world, although the majority of main characters are Caucasian.[18] A petition was created in response to the casting to urge Warner Brothers studios to stop casting white actors in roles for people of color.[19]

Previous portrayals of the Piccaninny tribe in Peter Pan have also been criticized as racist.[20] Critics of the casting in Pan suggested that Warner Bros. may have wanted to avoid repeating the racism of previous Peter Pan stories by altering the ethnicity of the Piccaninnies rather than using the stereotypical portrayal of the source material.[21]


  1. ^ a b "Levi Miller Tapped to Play Peter Pan in Warner Bros.’ ‘Pan’ (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. 2014-03-18. Retrieved 2014-07-28. 
  2. ^ a b Perlman, Jake (2014-01-24). "Hugh Jackman to star in Joe Wright's Peter Pan movie | Inside Movies |". Retrieved 2014-07-28. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Amanda Seyfried Joins Warner Bros.' Peter Pan Adaptation". 2014-04-24. Retrieved 2014-07-28. 
  4. ^ a b "Amanda Seyfried Boards Joe Wright's Pan". 2014-04-24. Retrieved 2014-07-28. 
  5. ^ a b "omg! get a first look at cara delevingne in pan". Nylon. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Amanda Seyfried Joins Warner Bros.' Peter Pan Adaptation". The Hollywood Reporter. 24 April 2014. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
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  8. ^ "The Black List Announces 2013 Screenplays (Complete List)". Variety. 2013-12-16. Retrieved 2014-07-28. 
  9. ^ "Warner Bros. Sets Joe Wright's Pan for June 26, 2015". 2013-12-12. Retrieved 2014-07-28. 
  10. ^ "Warner Bros. Pictures Pushes Batman vs. Superman Back to 2016". 2014-01-17. Retrieved 2014-07-28. 
  11. ^ "Warner Bros. Pushes Back Joe Wright’s Pan by a Week, Shifts Out of Ant-Man’s Shadow". Retrieved 2014-12-12. 
  12. ^ "Garrett Hedlund to play Captain Hook in Peter Pan movie? - Movies News - Digital Spy". 2014-01-23. Retrieved 2014-07-28. 
  13. ^ Mark Brown, arts correspondent. "Looking for lost boys: Hollywood bosses launch search for a Peter Pan | Film". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-07-28. 
  14. ^ "Rooney Mara to Play Tiger Lily in Warner Bros.’ ‘Pan’". Variety. 2014-03-12. Retrieved 2014-07-28. 
  15. ^ Perlman, Jake (2014-03-13). "Rooney Mara as 'Peter Pan's' Tiger Lily: A look at the controversy | PopWatch |". Retrieved 2014-07-28. 
  16. ^ Pickett, Leah. "Why Aren't we more upset about racism against native americans". Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  17. ^ Garcia, Alma (2012). Contested Images:Women of Colour in Popular Culture. Lanham, Md.: AltaMira Press. p. 45 Extra |pages= or |at= (help). ISBN 0759119635. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  18. ^ Baker-Whitelaw, Gavia. "This new photo of Tiger Lily is terrible PR for 'Pan'". Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  19. ^ McDonald, Soraya Nadia. "Thousands Petition Warner Bros. over Rooney Mara's casting as Tiger Lily". Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  20. ^ ICTMN Staff. "Rooney Mara's Tiger Lily Could Not Be Less Native. That's A Problem.". Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  21. ^ ICTMN Staff. "Rooney Mara's Tiger Lily Could Not Be Less Native. That's A Problem.". Retrieved 14 December 2014. 

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