Handsome British actor looks unrecognisable as Captain Hook

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Jude Law looked completely unrecognisable in a new role which he promised would ‘give children nightmares’ as he transformed into the terrifying Captain Hook.

First look pictures of the British actor, 50, show him sporting long raggedy hair and a full moustache as he donned a weather-worn captain’s uniform.

Jude showcased the character’s iconic hook in the eerie snap as he gears up to play the antagonist in the upcoming Disney film Peter Pan & Wendy.

The father of seven, who recently welcomed his youngest child, said that he was excited by the fact the trailer for the film depicted him as scary.

He said: I think it is important. 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.

Handsome British actor looks unrecognisable as Captain Hook

Paaan! Jude Law looked completely unrecognisable in a new role which he promised would ‘give children nightmares’ as he transformed into the terrifying Captain Hook

Jude told Fox TV: ‘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.

‘You go back to the book and they talk about him being the only pirate that Long John Silver was scared of.

‘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.’

Jude also boasted over his real moustache, adding: ‘I was lucky that just before I played Hook I had a huge beard, so the one thing I knew if I played him it had to have my own tache. I did not want to stick anything on. It would not have been authentic

‘So I luckily had this enormous moustache that I got to wax everyday and I became obsessed with. That became an important part’

The highly anticipated Peter Pan & Wendy first official trailer and poster were released by Disney on Tuesday morning.

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The film is a live-action adaptation of the beloved 1953 Peter Pan animated classic where has been re-interpreted many times over the decades.

The story follows Peter Pan, played by Alexander Molony, who never ages and is always up for fun. He takes his new friend Wendy, played by Ever Anderson – who is the child of actress Milla Jovovich and director Paul WS Anderson – to Neverland to see where kids have fun.

That is where Wendy has the adventure of a lifetime as she meets the devilish Lost Boys, the plucky Tinkerbell – played by Yara Shahidi – and stumbles upon beautiful mermaids as well as the captivating Tiger Lily.

Peter Pan & Wendy – which is coming out during Disney’s 100 year anniversary – will stream April 28 on Disney+. 

New look: The Peter Pan & Wendy first official trailer and poster were released by Disney on Tuesday. It is a live-action adaptation of the beloved 1953 Peter Pan animated classic

New look: The Peter Pan & Wendy first official trailer and poster were released by Disney on Tuesday. It is a live-action adaptation of the beloved 1953 Peter Pan animated classic

Peter is here: The story follows Peter Pan, played by Alexander Molony, who never ages and is always up for fun

Peter is here: The story follows Peter Pan, played by Alexander Molony, who never ages and is always up for fun

The film stars Jude as the menacing Hook and Yara Shahidi as the first Black woman to ever take on the role of Tinkerbell.

And Alyssa Wapanatâhk stands out as the captivating Tiger Lily. She is an Nehiyaw (Cree) Canadian-Indigenous actor from Bigstone Cree First Nation in Treaty 8 Territory which is in Northern Alberta.

Pete’s Dragon director David Lowery has helmed the movie with child actors Alexander Molony and Ever Gabo Anderson in the leading roles. 

The trailer begins with Wendy looking at her hands as she stands on the beach of Neverland.

The young lady seems flipped out when she notices there is magic fair dusty on her wet hands.

She goes looking for Peter and runs into the Lost Boys. When she points out that not all of the Lost Boys are actually boys one of the girls says, ‘So.’ 

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The trailer then flashes back to Wendy and her brothers at home as they get a visit from Peter, who thrills them with his magic.

New Wendy: He takes his new friend Wendy, played by Ever Anderson - who is the child of actress Milla Jovovich and director Paul WS Anderson - to Neverland to see where kids have fun

New Wendy: He takes his new friend Wendy, played by Ever Anderson – who is the child of actress Milla Jovovich and director Paul WS Anderson – to Neverland to see where kids have fun

On new shores with a magical essence: That is where she has the adventure of a lifetime

On new shores with a magical essence: That is where she has the adventure of a lifetime

Also spied is their loyal black and white dog.

Soon after Wendy and her siblings are taking in the lush island of Neverland that seems like paradise – that is until the pirates spoil the fun. 

Law makes quite the impression as the villainous Captain Hook as he was seen in his signature scarlet red coat.

The veteran British actor – best known for the films The Talented Mr Ripley, Closer and The Holiday – looked menacing with his long hair and sharp sword.

Lost boys, or is is the Lost Boys and Girls? She meets the devilish Lost Boys who are not all boys

Lost boys, or is is the Lost Boys and Girls? She meets the devilish Lost Boys who are not all boys

Lost little things: The Lost Boys wear leaves and run wild in the mountains by the shore

Lost little things: The Lost Boys wear leaves and run wild in the mountains by the shore

A new Tink feel for this Disney film: She also gets to know Tinkerbell played by Yara Shahidi

A new Tink feel for this Disney film: She also gets to know Tinkerbell played by Yara Shahidi

A new approach: Shahidi is the first Black woman to ever take on the role of Tinkerbell

A new approach: Shahidi is the first Black woman to ever take on the role of Tinkerbell

Wendy appears to provide plenty of spunk as she wields two swords and gives the pirates a run for their money. 

Other cast members include Joshua Pickering, Jacobi Jupe, Jim Gaffigan, Noah Matthews Matofsky, Sebastian Billingsley-Rodriguez, Alyssa Wapanatâhk, Felix de Sousa, Molly Parker, Alan Tudyk, Diana Tsoy, Caelan Edie and Florence Bensberg. 

The live action film based on JM Barrie’s much loved story is titled Peter Pan and Wendy.

The Walt Disney Pictures feature is an adaptation of the studio’s classic 1953 animated film Peter Pan and is set to be released in 2022 on the Disney+ streaming service.

Shiver me timbers! The Walt Disney Pictures film is an adaptation of the studio's classic 1953 animated film Peter Pan; here is the animated Hook

Shiver me timbers! The Walt Disney Pictures film is an adaptation of the studio’s classic 1953 animated film Peter Pan; here is the animated Hook

The pirates still have a rough look: The bad boys of the sea are seen on their ship with Smee in a hat

The pirates still have a rough look: The bad boys of the sea are seen on their ship with Smee in a hat

The ship that flies: Here is a look at the full three mast ship that is perched below a cliff

The ship that flies: Here is a look at the full three mast ship that is perched below a cliff

Tiger time: Alyssa Wapanatâhk stands out as the captivating Tiger Lily. She is an Nehiyaw (Cree) Canadian-Indigenous actor from Bigstone Cree First Nation in Treaty 8 Territory which is in Northern Alberta

Tiger time: Alyssa Wapanatâhk stands out as the captivating Tiger Lily. She is an Nehiyaw (Cree) Canadian-Indigenous actor from Bigstone Cree First Nation in Treaty 8 Territory which is in Northern Alberta

Law is the latest in a line of actors to take on the role of Captain Hook, who stalks the magical Neverland pursued by the crocodile that ate his severed hand while seeking to avenge his injury on Lost Boy Peter Pan.

Previous incarnations of Hook have been played by the likes of Dustin Hoffman and Jason Isaacs.

The decision to do a live-action version of the Peter Pan story came following the success of live-action versions of other Disney animated classics such as The Jungle Book, Aladdin and The Lion King. 

The latest film is executive produced by Adam Borba and Thomas M. Hammel and the script is written by Lowery and Toby Halbrooks. 

She can fly! Wendy wears a gray coat over her nightgown as she flies down to Neverland

She can fly! Wendy wears a gray coat over her nightgown as she flies down to Neverland

She knows how to get into trouble: Later in the movie Wendy mixes it up with the nasty pirates

She knows how to get into trouble: Later in the movie Wendy mixes it up with the nasty pirates

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