How Disney could combine Pirates and Peter Pan

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As identified by Screen Rant, Captain James Hook of Peter Pan fame is an energetic presence within the Pirates of the Caribbean universe, and never in title alone. The 2011 canon novel Pirates of the Caribbean: The Worth of Freedom by Ann C. Crispin, which fleshes out a few of Jack Sparrow’s exploits earlier than the occasions of The Curse of the Black Pearl, additionally alludes to Hook as a recognizable member of the pirate neighborhood — as evidenced by an change between Don Raphael and Jack’s father Edward Teague (portrayed by the Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards on the large display screen).

Throughout their dialog, the 2 pirates focus on a mutual good friend referred to as James — whom they describe as having changed his misplaced hand with a hook — who incessantly disappeared with no hint. James ultimately adopted a worry of youngsters, doubtless courtesy of the Misplaced Boys. These are all very clear nods to Captain Hook, regardless of them by no means utilizing his well-known final title, and the proof doesn’t cease there. Moreover, Don and Edward point out that James doesn’t age like the typical human, hinting at his frequent journeys to Neverland the place one can gradual the ageing course of to a close to standstill.

To additional tighten the bond between these two continuities, Display screen Rant additionally brings up that Peter Pan features a small connection to the Pirates movie collection. The unique 1911 novel upon which Disney primarily based its animated basic notes that Blackbeard exists in that universe, elevating eyebrows over Ian McShane’s rendition of the ocean captain in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

It’s indeniable that the seeds have been planted for these separate worlds to collide, and given how disappointing the newest Pirates installments turned out to be, a future journey to Neverland may show a step in the best path.

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