Yes, it’s true — another live-action Disney reboot of a childhood classic is on the way. Following the release of 2022’s “Pinocchio” remake comes a Disney+ original titled “Peter Pan & Wendy,” billed as a live-action reimagining of J.M. Barrie’s novel and the 1953 animated classic “Peter Pan.” The new adaptation stars Alexander Molony and Ever Anderson as the titular characters, who will take viewers to the famous Neverland as we’ve never seen it before.
On Feb. 28, Walt Disney Studios released the first full trailer for the forthcoming reimagining, which teases a grand adventure with Molony’s Peter and Anderson’s Wendy after the latter unknowingly stumbles upon the shores of Neverland, aka the land of the “lost boys.” From there, fans meet Yara Shahidi’s Tinker Bell, the tiny fairy who aids Peter and Wendy on their journey, and Jude Law‘s terrifying Captain Hook, who’s on the hunt for Peter himself.
“Peter Pan & Wendy,” directed by David Lowery, is among the latest live-action takes on iconic, familiar tales like “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Little Mermaid.” It also follows after the 2015 release of Joe Wright’s “Pan” and Steven Spielberg‘s 1991 film “Hook,” both remakes of the original Walt Disney film and rooted in Barrie’s work from the early 1900s.
“In making ‘Peter Pan & Wendy,’ we set out to craft a film that honors both the original J.M. Barrie text and Walt Disney’s animated adaptation; we wanted to invigorate our retelling with emotional sincerity, an open heart and a grand yearning for adventure,” Lowery said in a statement provided to POPSUGAR. “Hundreds of incredible artists spent many years bringing this film to the screen. I’m excited for audiences to see their work, to go on this ride, and to rediscover an evergreen tale from a new perspective.”
“Peter Pan & Wendy” debuts on Disney+ this spring. Ahead, find out everything we know about the live-action film so far, including the trailer and new character posters.