PAN: 50 Things to Know About the Peter Pan Origin Story from Our Set Visit

A man covered in dirt shouts to a young boy in a mine, “Hurry, slide down. They’ll be coming for us.” The young boy replies, “If I’m going to trust you, I need to know your name.” The man obliges, “It’s Hook. James Hook. Happy?!” Hook then pushes Peter Pan down the drop.

I watched the second unit for the Peter Pan origin story Pan shoot this scene at Leavensdon Studios outside of London with a group of visiting writers last August. It was jarring to see Peter and Hook on the same team, but it gives me hope that director Joe Wright and screenwriter Jason Fuchs found a fresh take on J.M. Barrie’s classic fantasy story, before they were nemeses.

While on set, we saw concept art and set models, walked through Neverforest, hopped aboard the Jolly Roger, screened a few minutes of early footage, and spoke to Garrett Hedlund (Hook), Levi Miller (Peter Pan), Rooney Mara (Tiger Lily), and director Joe Wright. Wright is known for his meticulously crafted period dramas, and it was evident he carried over that attention to detail to the massive production scale of a Warner Bros. summer tentpole. I left the set excited to see how all the pieces come together when Pan opens in theaters on July 24.

If you are looking forward to the movie, you can explore Neverland at Here are 50 things you should know about Pan:

Story and Characters

Production and Design

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