With reporting by Josh Horowitz
Can Hook be Hook if he doesn't have a hook?
It sounds like a trick question, but it's one we'll have to answer next year with the release of "Pan," a new take on the familiar Peter Pan children's story. The Joe Wright-directed update stars young newcomer Levi Miller as Peter Pan, Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard, Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily and Garrett Hedlund as a hookless James Hook.
At a press day ahead of the December 25 release of "Unbroken," in which he plays a headstrong POW, Hedlund told MTV News about his nerves surrounding his "Pan" role.
"It's not necessarily right now the Hook that the world sort of knows and loves, but I think that's kind of the most exciting part about it," he said. "It's a little nerve-racking at first to jump on to play a Hook that's not the version that everyone knows ... I don't even have a hook.
Another warning Hedlund has for audiences: Levi Miller is "gonna really break some hearts."
Dare we say we're ... hooked?
"Pan" swoops into theaters July 24, 2015.