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PAN (2014): Javier Bardem Set to Star as Blackbeard

Javier Bardem Blackbeard

Javier Bardem is negotiating for the role of Blackbeard in the new Peter Pan film. The upcoming 2014 film will provide Bardem with the chance to add yet another great villainous role to his exceptional career. This will be a bold step into the fantasy genre for the Academy Award winner.

This film is indicative that Hollywood has begun to run short on ideas – Pan is a reboot/remake of yet another familiar storyline. There are already more than a dozen motion pictures made for TV or the big screen connected to the mischievous, flying, heroic boy but a master actor like Javier Bardem will certainly bring fresh life and variety to this old tale.

On the people behind Pan and its new spin:

Directed by Ben Hibon. With Lou Ravelli. A spin on J.M. Barrie’s tale of Peter Pan, where Pan is a villain being hunted by a police captain named Hook.

The character of Blackbeard was last seen through the portrayal of Ian McShane in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) so it would be interesting to compare it to Bardem’s upcoming performance. As far as villains go, as Bardem has frequently complained, he has been frequently remembered for only playing bad guys and in all honesty, for good reason – his performance as the villain in the latest James Bond film Skyfall (2012) was great and his Anton Chighurh in No Country for Old Men (2007) has been remembered as one of the greatest villains of modern cinema.

If Bardem eventually gets the role, this will be his first participation in a film of the fantasy genre. So far, he has been choosing roles that are set firmly in the boundaries of reality. Undoubtedly, he is making a move towards something new and we are set to see a side of the most successful Spanish actor in history that we have not seen before. A new Peter Pan film is something most of us can’t care less for but with Bardem’s name on it, the situation changes dramatically.

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