Jude Law looks "unrecognisable" as Captain Hook in Disney's new Peter Pan film

Publish Date
Friday, 3 March 2023, 12:00PM

Jude Law is easily one of the most recognisable actors on the planet, however, this week he shocked fans with his upcoming role as Captain Hook in Disney's new Peter Pan movie.

The first look at the British actor in the role of the classic villain shows him with long, unkempt greying hair and a thick moustache.

Sporting full captain’s regalia and the character’s iconic hook, the 50-year-old said he was excited to look like the stuff of nightmares in Peter Pan & Wendy.

"Part of childhood are the nightmares and the fears that we all have ... and Hook, like a lot of the villains in Disney, embodies that," he said.

"It was something I wanted to bring out of it. I did not want to be the subject of children’s nightmares, but it seemed important to me ...

"But there is beautiful detail to this version where you get to look back and understand a little bit about why he is there and why he behaves the way he does."

Peter Pan & Wendy is a live-action reimagining of the classic novel and the 1953 animated classic.

It centres around Wendy Darling, a young girl afraid to leave her childhood home behind, who meets Peter Pan, a boy who refuses to grow up.

Alongside her brothers and a tiny fairy, Tinker Bell, she travels with Peter to the magical world of Neverland.

There, she encounters an evil pirate captain, Captain Hook, and embarks on a thrilling and dangerous adventure that will change her life forever.

Peter Pan & Wendy will be available to stream on Disney+ from April 28.

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