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Jude Law To Play Captain Hook For Disney, Idris Elba Teases ‘Luther’ Movie & ‘The Batman’ Focuses On Bruce & Alfred

Movie news roundup: Disney in talks with Jude Law for him to play Captain Hook in a live-action retelling of Peter Pan, Idris Elba hoping to make Luther film a reality, and Matt Reeves’ The Batman reportedly focuses on Bruce Wayne and his butler Alfred’s relationship.
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So, OduNews.com learned that Hollywood actor has been approached by the Mouse House to portray the villainous Captain Hook in its upcoming live-action Peter Pan & Wendy.

Jude Law is a renowned star whose acting ability has never been in doubt
Jude Law is a renowned star whose acting ability has never been in doubt

Based on the success of ’s recent live-action remakes, this isn’t a surprise, and from the looks of things, the company is taking this one serious with its choice of casting.

Variety reports that Law is in talks to play the antagonist in the movie. If the deal is successful, the actor will join the likes of Dustin Hoffman, Jason Isaacs, and Garrett Hedlund in having acted the part.

Captain Hook in Disney Comics
Captain Hook in Disney Comics

It was previously rumored that Joker star Joaquin Phoenix was being eyed to play Hook but Law’s potential involvement shows that it never came to be.

British star has yet again teased the possibility of a feature film adaptation of the popular BBC TV series Luther.

Idris Elba says that they are very close to making a film version of the series LUTHER
Idris Elba says that they are very close to making a film version of the series LUTHER

The information comes from Sky News, and Elba was quoted as saying, “There isn’t a real formal plan for ‘Luther’ at the moment. I’ve made it clear that I’d like to see ‘Luther’ come back as a film. And I can tell you this, that we are this close to making a film of ‘Luther’.”

The actor’s comments were made at a virtual event to promote the third season of his show The Long Run, which he created and stars in.

LUTHER Series

Debuting in 2010, Luther was created by Neil Cross and featured five seasons. Idris Elba starred at the titular character, and his portrayal of the protagonist earned him two Golden Globes and a Royal Television Society Best Actor Award.

 

New details regarding The Batman indicates that the film will about the relationship between the eponymous character and his butler, Alfred Pennyworth.

THE BATMAN

In a recent interview with Collider, the film’s cinematographer Greig Fraser discussed his work on the movie, and while he didn’t exactly reveal much, he said it was a character-driven story that will put the focus on Bruce Wayne () and Alfred Pennyworth ().

I can tell you is what some of the actors have gone away and said. It is a character-based movie about the characters, about Andy Serkis’ character and Robert Pattinson’s character. It’s a very good script, like all of Matt’s scripts it’s very good, very well thought out.”

Fraser also talked about the director Matt Reeves, calling him “gutsy” for taking on the project with all the pressure that comes with it.

We’re having a ball making it. We’re going our best. It’s a lot of pressure. I don’t think Matt takes non-pressure movies. To do the American version of Let the Right One In, that’s a huge pressure. To do the Apes movies which I think a lot of people have a lot of vested interest in is a lot of pressure. So Batman is a lot of pressure. He’s gutsy, he’s a gutsy director.”

Robert Pattinson plays Batman/Bruce Wayne
Robert Pattinson plays Batman/Bruce Wayne
Andy Serkis portrays Alfred Pennyworth/Photo Credit: Shutterstock
Andy Serkis portrays Alfred Pennyworth/Photo Credit: Shutterstock
Matt Reeves
Matt Reeves

He further mentioned what makes Reeves a great choice for The Batman.

Naturally casting is a big part of it, but it’s the work of a very, very good director to have you find emotion in things that are innately unemotional. I’m talking about animals, apes. He did a brilliant job with that. So I’m excited to be working with him currently on Batman.”

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