Warner Bros. Pictures Celebrates the Release of the Magical Adventure Film “Pan” by Bringing Neverland to Life Around the Globe

Fans Join the Journey with Stars Hugh Jackman, Levi Miller,
Garrett Hedlund and Rooney Mara, Plus Director Joe Wright, at Events
from Melbourne to London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, New York City, Mexico City
and Beyond.

BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Gearing up for the release of the big screen, family adventure “Pan,”
Warner Bros. Pictures has been bringing the film’s magical world to life
with exciting and unique events across the globe. Global superstar Hugh
Jackman, who plays the fearsome pirate Blackbeard, along with Levi
Miller, who brings the iconic title character of Peter Pan to life, and
acclaimed director Joe Wright will celebrate and experience many of
these exciting versions of Neverland in person with fans, and will be
joined at several stops by Rooney Mara, who plays Tiger Lily, and
Garrett Hedlund — Hook before the hook. This worldwide celebration will
be connected via social media as fans everywhere will be invited to
check in virtually at each unique “Neverland” location via Facebook and
Instagram, and post their experiences using #PanMovie.

The whirlwind tour began on September 2 in Australia, the home country
of both Jackman and Miller, where “Pan” will make its global debut in
theatres on September 24. Melbourne students from five local public
schools saw advance footage from the film, followed by a surprise Q&A
with Jackman.

In London, Leicester Square is being transformed into the film’s vividly
imagined Neverland, with the immersive take-over of its Gardens being
opened to ticketed families for free on Saturday, September 19. Under
canopies of colorful tents, guests can discover Blackbeard’s Pirate
Training Tent, Pan’s Warrior Tent, Tiger Lily’s Kingdom and watch
performances on the Jolly Roger Stage. On Sunday, September 20,
Leicester Square will also host the gala worldwide premiere of “Pan,” at
the Empire Cinema and the Odeon Leicester Square. In addition to
Jackman, Miller and Wright, stars Rooney Mara and Garrett Hedlund will
join the UK celebration.

In Hong Kong, from September 18 to October 11, the city’s Times Square
Mall will host a massive installation entitled “Every Legend Has a
Beginning.” Featuring a village inspired by Tiger Lily’s in the film,
plus a Jolly Roger ship modeled after the one in Blackbeard’s fleet, the
Mall will offer a multi-media experience for fans with a variety of
performances and imagery from the film and fans will have the
opportunity to meet and greet Jackman on Monday, September 28. On the
same day, Jackman will also become the first international star ever to
participate in the Chinese Mid Autumn Festival celebration in Hong Kong,
the Fire Dragon Festival. As a special honor, Jackman will be asked to
hold the Fire Dragon’s pearl in the parade.

On October 1, Jackman, Miller and Wright will fly to Tokyo for the
film’s premiere event, streamed live online from the Roppongi Hills Area
at the Keyakizaka Complex, which will be transformed from stem to stern
in the style of Neverland. The stars will be joined there by major
Japanese musical artist Seiko Matsuda, before heading onto the TOHO
Cinemas to view the film, which opens across Japan on October 31.

New York City hosts the gala U.S. premiere on Sunday, October 4, ahead
of the film’s October 9 nationwide debut. Cast and filmmakers including
Jackman, Miller, Mara, Hedlund and Wright will be joined by a host of
other celebrities at the legendary Ziegfeld Theater.

In Mexico City on Tuesday October 6, the trio of Jackman, Miller and
Wright will attend the film’s Latin American premiere at the all-new
Toreo Parque Central’s vast Cinepolis Complex. With designs inspired by
the Neverland natives’ village, Mermaid Lagoon and the Jolly Roger
itself, a special live drum performance will be part of one of the most
spectacular premiere events ever hosted in the country. All of these
iconic Neverland elements will remain at Toreo Parque Central until
October 18, giving families the opportunity to visit this exhibition for
12 extra days.

As Neverland sweeps the globe, a dazzling selection of the film’s
costumes will simultaneously be debuting in exhibits throughout Asia,
Europe, Latin America and the U.S. Costume designer Jacqueline Durran’s
creations for Jackman’s Blackbeard, Miller’s Peter, Hedlund’s Hook and
Mara’s Tiger Lily will be showcased at or around the events in Hong
Kong, at Times Square Mall; London; New York City; Madrid; and Mexico
City. Added stops include Prague, Dubai, Athens and more, with exact
locations and dates to be announced.

There will also be mall installations including Brazil, Italy, the UAE
and beyond, plus an airship with the Jolly Roger hitting the skies above
Germany at events in Hamburg and Frankfurt, plus many more “Pan” themed
activities around the world, bringing fans closer to Neverland than ever

From director Joe Wright comes “Pan,” a live-action feature presenting a
wholly original adventure about the beginnings of the beloved characters
created by J.M. Barrie. Wright directs “Pan” from a screenplay written
by Jason Fuchs. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Oscar nominee Paul
Webster (“Atonement”) are producing, with Tim Lewis serving as executive

The film stars Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman (“Les Misérables”) as
Blackbeard; Garrett Hedlund as James Hook; Oscar nominee Rooney Mara
(“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”) as Tiger Lily; newcomer Levi Miller
as Peter; and Amanda Seyfried as Mary.

Rounding out the cast are Adeel Akhtar as Smee; Taejoo Na as Kwahu;
Nonso Anozie as Bishop; Kathy Burke as Mother Barnabas; Kurt Egyiawan as
Murray; Lewis MacDougall as Nibs; and Jack Charles as The Chief.

Wright’s behind-the-scenes creative team includes Oscar-nominated
directors of photography Seamus McGarvey (“Anna Karenina,” “Atonement”)
and John Mathieson (“The Phantom of the Opera,” “Gladiator”);
Oscar-nominated production designer Aline Bonetto (“A Very Long
Engagement,” “Amelie”); editors Paul Tothill and William Hoy;
Oscar-winning costume designer Jacqueline Durran (“Anna Karenina”); and
makeup and hair designer Ivana Primorac. The music is by Oscar-nominated
composer John Powell (“How to Train Your Dragon”).

Warner Bros. Pictures Presents, in association with RatPac-Dune
Entertainment, a Berlanti Production, a Joe Wright film, “Pan.”
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment
Company, it is set for a worldwide release in 2D and 3D.

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