The plot of "Peter Pan and Wendy"
In addition to showing the official poster, Disney also released the summary of this movie as follows is: "Peter Pan and Wendy" based on the novel Peter and Wendy by J.M. Barrie and inspired by the classic 1953 animation, is the timeless story of a young girl who defies her parents' wishes to attend a boarding school with her two younger brothers. Travels to a magical place called Neverland. There, he meets a boy who doesn't want to grow up, a little fairy and an evil pirate, and very soon he gets involved in an exciting and dangerous adventure, away from his family and the comfort of home.
According to this Long story short, it looks like "Peter Pan and Wendy" will be a faithful adaptation of the original animation. Disney's live-action remakes have varied in their adherence to the original source material. Some of them such as "The Lion King", "Dumbo", "Mulan" and "Aladdin" are directly based on the original story, and others such as "Cruella" and "Maleficent" are spin-offs and focus on villains or side characters.
According to the title of the film, it seems that Peter Pan and Wendy is a story between these two characters. We should expect that the movie will follow the same story as the animation and will have more emphasis on Wendy and give more depth to her character than the original version. The movie is called "Peter Pan and Wendy" and so this new work will probably focus more on the relationship between the two. It is also expected that some of the original elements, such as Native Americans and the Lost Boys storyline, will be modernized in this film. This matter remains speculative at the moment and there is no information about the plot yet, and we will probably have to wait until the release date for more details.
The actors of Peter Pan and Wendy
Disney has cast two new child actors in their lead roles. New Zealand actor Alexander Moloney will play Peter and Ever Anderson (daughter of Milla Jovitch) will play Wendy. They will be joined by Yara Shahidi as Tinker Bell, Peter Pan's best friend, and Jude Law as the main anti-hero, Captain Hook.
Canadian actress Elisa Wapanatak as Tiger Lily, a princess in a native tribe. Plays Neverland. The appearance of this version of Tiger Lily is modernized compared to her 1953 version. Jim Gaffigan will play Mr. Smith, Captain Hook's best friend and loyal friend.
Alan Tudyk will play George Darling, the father of Wendy, John and Michael, and Molly Parker will play their mother, Mary Darling. John and Michael Darling will be played by Joshua Pickering and Jacob Yopp respectively. There are also speculations about the cast of The Lost Boys, which have yet to be confirmed.
Additional information about the cast will likely be released in the coming weeks and months.
Despite a lot of hype surrounding this film at the 23rd exhibition, its official release date is still unknown. No, but we do know that "Peter Pan and Wendy" will be released on Disney Plus in 2023 anyway. The studio's decision to release directly on this streaming service may seem strange, because some of Disney's live-action remakes have also been successful at the box office. grossed more than a billion dollars worldwide, and others, such as Dumbo and Cruella, experienced less success. Of course, the low financial return of "Cruella" was due to its simultaneous release on Disney Plus and cinemas in the time constraints of Corona, and the movie "Mulan" also had a similar fate.
On the other hand, "Lady and the Tramp" and "Pinocchio" were exclusive versions of Disney Plus. So this strategy is not that new. Maybe Disney is looking to avoid another major box office failure like Dumbo. However, Peter Pan is truly iconic and the film could have sold well. In this way, the Disney Plus streaming service may be the only platform to continue the process of Disney's many live-action remakes.