'Pan' Finds Its Peter, but Who Will Be His Tink?
Warner Bros. has found their Peter — they just cast Levi Miller as Peter Pan in the upcoming Pan, which will star Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard (into it), Garrett Hedlund as Hook (cutie from Tron: Legacy) and Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily (absolutely not, thanks). Levi Miller is just a wee'un, with very little past in Hollywood. His IMDb says he was once in an episode of Terra Nova, annnd that's all he wrote.
Pan will be a reimagining of the original story and Miller will play an orphan Peter during WWII who is swift away to Neverland, which he must save from pirates. Okay, cool I guess; Miller does have some sad, lonely eyes, so here's hoping he's good in the role. But who gets to play cheeky little fairy with an attitude, Tinkerbell?!
Here are some suggestions for Warner Bros. so they don't dismally miscast Tink (seriously, get a Native-American woman to play Tiger Lily, please).
She’s already got that dark but comedic thing down. We loved her way-back-when in (500) Days of Summer when she put mopey hipster JGL in his place, and since then, she’s had some incredible roles, like Hit-Girl in Kickass (she really did kick ass) and troubled supernatural prom queen teen Carrie. She’s a little mischievous misfit already.
What am I going to do without Sally Draper’s sass when Mad Men wraps? It’s been an honor to watch Shipka go from a sweet little daddy’s girl to a very mature, wise young Sally who can hold her own in a verbal argument with Betty Draper (er, Francis). I would love to see Shipka as Tinkerbell, or even better, as Sally Draper dressed up as Tinkerbell, utterly untrusting of men and bored of the world.
I know she’s been busy with Spiderman, but I miss Emma Stone. Where you at, girl? Come be Tinkerbell. I imagine Stone as a goofy, gravelly-voiced older sister type Tinkerbell, rather than one that Pan has to keep in check. She and Levi Miller could have a “Who has the saddest eyes contest.”
Let’s just cast her in everything, please. No doubt her turn in the Annie reboot with Jamie Foxx is going to bring us all to tears, and I would love to see a little Tinkerbell that’s a person of color. She’s a strong little lady that would hold her own and make Tinkerbell a co-star, not a sidekick.
WHY NOT? If you’re going to have an ethereal being link Tink, you have to get otherworld-liason Tilda Swinton in the mix. She could make it terrifying. She could make it awesome (in the old, romantic sense of the word). Honestly, I would watch an entire film of Tilda Swinton as Tinkerbell trying to get revenge against Peter Pan. Sure, this one’s a longshot, but honestly, on a film that cast Rooney Mara as a Native-American woman, anything is possible.