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How Hugh Jackman Kept Any Fans From Recognizing Him At Disney World

7 hours ago | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

If super famous, everywhere you go people snap pictures of you, even, say, if just trying to enjoy yourself at Disney World. This is a situation Hugh Jackman found himself in recently, but he came up with an ingenious solution, he used his character from the upcoming movie Pan as cover and was able to move about freely. During a recent appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon pumping up the Joe Wright-directed Peter Pan side story, Jackman talked about how he transformed so drastically for the role that no one recognized him. During filming, his eight-year-old daughter wanted to go to Disney World for her birthday, and while he was worried about attracting too much attention, it turns out that wasn.t a worry. He said: I really didn.t get bothered at all. He didn.t even set out to specifically to »

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To 3D Or Not To 3D: Buy The Right Pan Ticket

11 hours ago | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Peter Pan has a long cinematic legacy dating back all the way to the 1920s, when director Herbert Brenon first brought J.M. Barrie.s beloved protagonist to the big screen. Since then, seen many, many more adaptations in all kinds of forms . from live-action versions to cartoons to TV specials. Now the fairy tale hero is coming back to the big screen thanks to director Joe Wright.s new film Pan - and what separates this version from every other one seen is that this is the first one to be made in 3D. As we do with every newly released 3D film, broken down the experience watching Pan into multiple categories to determine exactly the best way to see the movie on the big screen. To 3D or not to 3D, that is the question! So read on for the answer. Fit »

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Can 'Pan' Take Down 'The Martian' at the Box Office?

12 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Martian fell just shy of breaking Gravity's box office record for highest October opening of $55.7 million, by taking in $55 million in its first weekend. That record will likely be in no danger of falling this weekend either, with only one new movie arriving in wide release, Warner Bros.' Pan, and TriStar's The Walk expanding. With Pan's less than stellar critical reception so far, the projections at indicate that Pan likely won't have a shot at the top spot, with The Martian set to win for a second time in a row.

The Martian opened in 3,750 theaters, a count that isn't expected to change too much going into its second weekend at the box office. Ridley Scott's sci-fi drama following the quest to save an astronaut stranded on Mars has been called the best movie of the year by a number of critics. We still »

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Watch Two New Clips From Pan

13 hours ago | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Joe Wright’s striking new vision of the classic tale of Peter Pan is just a few short days from hitting our screens, and we have two new clips from Pan for your viewing pleasure, featuring Hugh Jackman wonderfully chowing down on some scenery as Blackbeard. Pan reaches American shores on October 9th, and following preview screenings on October 10th and 11th, hits our screens on October 16th. »

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Watch: Rooney Mara Teaches English In Clip From Stephen Daldry's 'Trash'

13 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Rooney Mara is taking audiences to some interesting places this weekend at the box office. At the multiplex, she's part of the colorful world of Neverland in Joe Wright's "Pan," while at the arthouse, she steps into the no less vibrant streets of Brazil for three-time Oscar nominee Stephen Daldry's "Trash." And today we have an exclusive clip from the movie featuring Mara, and the kids who are central to the tale. Read More: Watch The First U.S. Trailer For Stephen Daldry's 'Trash' With Rooney Mara Based on the book by Andy Mulligan, and featuring Martin Sheen and Wagner Moura, the story revolves around three kids — played by Rickson Tevez, Luis Eduardo, and Gabriel Weinstein — whose discovery of a wallet in a local dump sets them off an unexpected adventure that will have them dodging the police. However, they find help from a pair »

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5 things we learned about Hugh Jackman's Pan

13 hours ago | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

J.M. Barrie's classic tale of Peter Pan is getting an unbelievable new makeover in Pan, a brand new fantasy film from visionary director Joe Wright.  

The familiar story unfolds in new ways as the young Peter (Levi Miller) is whisked away to Neverland and coems face-to-face with Tiger Lily (Rooney Mara), and the man who will eventually become his nemesis, Hook (Garrett Hedlund). But that's just where the familiar narrative ends, as Peter meets the dreaded pirate Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman) who cruises the skies above Neverland in a massive flying pirate ship.

In July, Wright and his cast brought exclusive new footage of their Peter Pan fantasy film to the fans in the fabled Hall H at Comic-Con.  Here are five things we learned about what audiences can expect from the family-friendly adventure before it sails into Cineplex theatres on Friday:

The movie is a complete re-framing of the story of Peter Pan. »

- Rachel West

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Pan Review

5 October 2015 8:20 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

You’ll be somewhere around Neverland, in the middle of an empty theatre, when the drugs begin to take hold. At least, that’s what it feels like when you’re watching Pan. A gonzo work of unbridled and unwieldy imagination that’s easier to hazily recount than actually review, this latest trip through the world of J. M. Barrie eases you through a surreal fantasy adventure like a frog slow boiling in bong water. That this most garish of kids movie can’t be written off as a shared hallucination is a testament to the clarity of Pan’s indelible and baffling vision.

As both an origin story and the umpteenth re-envisioning of Peter Pan, Pan is defined by the gratuitousness of its own existence. Both director Joe Wright and screenwriter Jason Fuchs never come up with a compelling reason for this story to be told, despite opening narration »

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Will Pan Turn Rooney Mara Into An Action Star?

5 October 2015 5:00 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

There.s been a lot of talk recently about female led action movies. Just last month Emily Blunt insisted that only three or four actresses in the world are ever linked to these roles because Hollywood doesn.t create enough of them. But in the case of Pan, Rooney Mara proves that she could easily become a bona-fide action star herself. But does she actually want to become one? During the recent promotional tour for Pan, I had the chance to sit down with Rooney Mara and talk about her antics working on the Joe Wright fantasy adventure, which is a brand new origin story for the iconic Jm Barrie character. I decided to ask her if, after starring in Pan, we would now see her vying for further action roles, like Captain Marvel. And sorry to disappoint, but while Rooney Mara wouldn.t completely rule out ever starring in »

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Review: Joe Wright's 'Pan' Starring Hugh Jackman And Rooney Mara Is A Cacophonous Assault On The Senses

5 October 2015 3:44 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Following in the ignominious footsteps of "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace," "Prometheus," and similar ill-conceived prequels, "Pan" explains that which needed no explanation—and does so in a manner that drains every last ounce of magic from its predecessor. In concocting an origin story for Peter Pan, the Neverland boy who never grows up, director Joe Wright proceeds from the fundamentally flawed premise that Peter is a figure of such tantalizing mystery that the means by which he became the leader of the Lost Boys is a tale worth inventing. However, unlike Darth Vader, a cloaked and hooded icon whose true nature was shrouded in secrecy, Pan’s heroism—and dedication to protecting fellow orphans in search of a home—has never demanded any elaboration, and it certainly has never required the sort of half-baked, derivative gobbledygook offered up by this sloppy first installment in a planned trilogy. »

- Nick Schager

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An Exclusive Chat with 'Pan' Director Joe Wright

5 October 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

  There's a brand new Peter Pan story arriving in theaters on October 9, and it's unlike any you've heard before. That's because Pan will follow the tale of how a boy named Peter became...well, Pan. From the moment he was swept off to Neverland to his battle against the evil Blackbeard, this wildly imaginative and colorful tale will reveal the origin stories of all your favorite Peter Pan characters. We rang up Pan director Joe Wright (Atonement, Hanna) to find...

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‘Pan’s’ Hugh Jackman Follows Nicole Kidman’s Advice to Pick Projects by Director

5 October 2015 9:29 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When actor Garrett Hedlund heard that Warner Bros. was making “Pan,” a live-action retelling of J.M. Barrie’s beloved Peter Pan tale, he wasn’t initially keen on the idea.

“There’ve been so many incarnations of the film, and a lot of fairytales have been turned into live-action films lately. I thought, ‘Is the world ready for another one’? Then I read the ‘Pan’ script and it was so fun and different,” Hedlund, 31, told Variety at the film’s U.S. premiere at New York’s Ziegfeld Theatre on Sunday afternoon. “It also affected me emotionally. I laughed, I cried and I knew why the movie was being made. Because of [director] Joe Wright’s unique vision, the movie is very ambitious, has lot of action, and [is] wonderfully colorful. I hope people will like the movie as much as I do.”

Hedlund may not have to worry. He and his costars Hugh Jackman, »

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Sounds Like Pan Will Be This Fall’s First Big Budget Box Office Flop

2 October 2015 12:44 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Well, who didn’t see this coming? Ahead of its debut in North America next week, pre-release tracking for Joe Wright’s Pan points to the Peter Pan origin story struggling to earn as much as $30 million during its opening weekend, a dismal amount for a movie Warner Bros. has sunk a lot of money into in terms of the production budget and marketing costs.

While it’s possible that Pan will be one of those movies which makes its money back overseas, a weak start in Australia last weekend doesn’t seem to point to that being the case. However, the fact that it opens pretty much everywhere throughout October (including China) could end up helping it a great deal.

Pan cost $150 million to produce and has an impressive cast which includes Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlun and Rooney Mara. It’s the first blockbuster for Wright after he helmed well-received movies like Atonement, »

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New international trailer for Pan

2 October 2015 3:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its Us release next week, a new international trailer has debuted for Joe Wright’s Peter Pan live-action origin story Pan which stars Hugh Jackman, Levi Miller, Rooney Mara and Garrett Hedlund. Check it out below…

See Also: Eight new clips from Pan

Peter (Levi Miller) is a mischievous 12-year-old boy with an irrepressible rebellious streak, but in the bleak London orphanage where he has lived his whole life those qualities do not exactly fly.  Then one incredible night, Peter is whisked away from the orphanage and spirited off to a fantastical world of pirates, warriors and fairies called Neverland.  There, he finds amazing adventures and fights life-or-death battles while trying to uncover the secret of his mother, who left him at the orphanage so long ago, and his rightful place in this magical land.  Teamed with the warrior Tiger Lily (Rooney Mara) and a new friend named »

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1 October 2015 10:10 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Chicago – Family 4-packs! In the latest Hookup: Film, we have 25 family 4-packs (100 seats in total) up for grabs to the new family fantasy film “Pan” starring Levi Miller as Peter Pan with Hugh Jackman!

Note: When entering, you Must enter your preference for a family 4-pack or admit-two tickets.

Pan,” which opens on Oct. 9, 2015 and is rated “PG,” also stars Garrett Hedlund, Amanda Seyfried, Rooney Mara, Adeel Akhtar, Nonso Anozie and Kathy Burke from director Joe Wright and writer Jason Fuchs with characters by J.M. Barrie.

To win your free “Pan” passes courtesy of, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 at 10 a.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions only increases your odds of winning »

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Box Office Tracking: 'Pan' in Serious Need of Pixie Dust

1 October 2015 3:07 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Joe Wright's family tentpole Pan is in serious need of some magical pixie dust, according to pre-release tracking. The Peter Pan origins story may have trouble clearing $30 million in its North American debut over the Oct. 9-11 weekend, a worrisome start for Warner Bros. considering the movie's hefty production budget and marketing spend. Two of the major tracking services have Pan debuting at $21 million to $22 million, while a third has it opening between $26 million and $31 million, according to those with access to the surveys. Pan — which has secured a China release date

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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Pan In St. Louis

29 September 2015 1:43 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

From director Joe Wright (“Atonement,” “Pride & Prejudice”) comes Pan, a live-action feature presenting a wholly original adventure about the beginnings of the beloved characters created by J.M. Barrie.

Peter (Levi Miller) is a mischievous 12-year-old boy with an irrepressible rebellious streak, but in the bleak London orphanage where he has lived his whole life those qualities do not exactly fly. Then one incredible night, Peter is whisked away from the orphanage and spirited off to a world of pirates, warriors and fairies called Neverland.

There, he finds amazing adventures and fights life-or-death battles while trying to uncover the secret of his mother, who left him at the orphanage so long ago, and his rightful place in this magical land. Teamed with the warrior Tiger Lily (Rooney Mara) and a new friend named James Hook (Garrett Hedlund), Peter must defeat the ruthless pirate Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman) to save Neverland and discover »

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Joe Wright defends casting of Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily in Pan

25 September 2015 8:38 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Director says he understands complaints over ‘whitewashing’ in Pan but hails Mara’s take on the Native American warrior as ‘badass’ and ‘empowering’

Pan director Joe Wright has defended the controversial casting of white actor Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily in his upcoming big-budget fantasy epic.

Interviewed by Reuters, the British film-maker behind Pride & Prejudice and Atonement touched only lightly on the petition against Mara’s employment which has so far garnered more than 94,000 signatures. It calls for studio Warner Bros to stop “casting white actors to play people of colour” and flags up Tiger Lily’s Native American identity in Jm Barrie’s 1911 novel Peter and Wendy, as well as in the 1953 Walt Disney animated film Peter Pan.

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Tron 3 Might Not Be "Totally Dead" According To Star Garrett Hedlund

24 September 2015 6:10 PM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

While promoting his role in Joe Wright's Pan to, Troy and Inside Llewyn Davis actor Garrett Hedlund weighed in on Disney's decision to halt production on Tron 3. Hedlund had a starring role in Joseph Kosinski's Tron: Legacy, which split audiences down the middle back in 2010. Despite this, many fans have expressed a desire to see where the franchise can go from here, and Hedlund may have just offered them a glimmer of hope. "I haven’t been told it’s totally dead," the actor claimed. "Ever since we did Legacy, we knew that to have another story follow it up, it had to be concrete and exciting. Disney needed to have the right story to go forward." He also remarked on the sequel's early story treatments. "I think it was going to introduce some things that were as exciting as Legacy was and then some, though. »

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Jackman Talks Wolverine Future, Replacement

24 September 2015 1:01 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

With Hugh Jackman retiring from the role of Wolverine after James Mangold's upcoming third standalone film about the X-Men character, talk has understandably turned to who might replace him.

Jackman himself was recently asked by MTV for a suggestion and revealed that he thinks "Mad Max: Fury Road" and "Inception" star Tom Hardy would be suitable.

Jackman, who has been doing press for Joe Wright's fantasy film "Pan," also spoke about Patrick Stewart's return as Professor X in the next film. He says the script is about halfway done and says Stewart's role is key in it, telling Collider:

"Patrick does figure in it that's for sure. I think it's a really important relationship but I want to see signs of that quasi-father/son sort of relationship that has not been seen before, and sides of particularly Professor X that have not been seen before. So we have some really, »

- Garth Franklin

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‘Peter Pan’ Honest Trailer: Creepier, More Sexist, and More Racist Than You Remembered

24 September 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Pan is currently getting some not-so-great reviews on the festival circuit. But lest you be tempted to accuse Joe Wright of butchering an unassailable classic, Honest Trailers is here to remind you that Disney’s 1953 Peter Pan wasn’t so hot either. For starters, it’s a lot creepier than you probably remembered. The idea of an immortal trickster […]

The post ‘Peter Pan’ Honest Trailer: Creepier, More Sexist, and More Racist Than You Remembered appeared first on /Film. »

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