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Rooney Mara weighs in on Pan Tiger Lily whitewashing debate

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Even before Joe Wright’s live-action retelling of Peter Pan hit theaters, the production came under fire for casting Rooney Mara as the Native American Tiger Lily, and thousands signed a petition objecting to Mara’s casting.

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Box office report: The Martian No. 1 again as Pan fails to take flight

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The Martian spent its second straight weekend at the top of the box office, as newcomer Pan fell flat.

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Pan's Joe Wright on Tiger Lily casting controversy and the thrill of making a film that's 'joyously uncool'

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Pan, which opens in theaters today, tells a kind of origin story of J.J. Barrie’s Peter Pan. Newcomer Levi Miller stars as the boy who wouldn’t grow up alongside Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily, Garrett Hedlund as Hook, and Hugh Jackman as the pirate Blackbeard. Director Joe Wright (Atonement) created elaborate sets — check out his inspiration and how he built Neverland here — with dizzying visuals.

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Box office preview: The Martian to best newcomer Pan, The Walk

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After its stellar $54.3 million debut last weekend, The Martian is poised to spend its second-straight weekend at the top of the box office.

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Pan: EW review

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Modern music in fantasy films can be like a shot of pheromones, but when 10,000 child slaves ecstatically sing Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” in Pan, the song’s satirical lyrics (“Here we are now, entertain us!”) make an already gauche movie even dorkier. Who in the world was crying out for a prequel to Peter Pan? And especially in this lumpy, vanilla form, in which Peter (Levi Miller) is swept to Neverland, where he cavorts with nemesis-to-be James Hook (Garrett Hedlund, sounding like his lines were dubbed by Sam Elliott on Ambien).

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Hugh Jackman rocked out to Nirvana at pirate boot camp for Pan

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Pan may be a retelling of J.M. Barrie’s classic tale, but in the film, Hugh Jackman and his band of buccaneers lead a rousing chorus of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” Jackman, who plays the dastardly pirate Blackbeard, stopped by EW’s SiriuxXM studio to explain the origins of his unconventional entrance music: a week of pirate boot camp.

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Rooney Mara on the Tiger Lily casting controversy in Pan: ‘It wasn’t great’

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When news broke last year that Rooney Mara was set to play Princess Tiger Lily in Joe Wright’s live-action Pan, there was a significant backlash against the fact the role didn’t go to a Native American actress. Now, Mara has spoken up about the controversy. 

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Hugh Jackman has trouble with his sword in Pan bloopers

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Hugh Jackman hit a bit of a snag playing the dread pirate Blackbeard in Pan — and then he put it on Instagram.

The ever-poised actor posted a brief blooper reel Friday of him trying to make a dramatic entrance by slicing through a cloth screen, only to fail repeatedly, and humorously. (Perhaps he would have fared better with his trusty Wolverine claws?)

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Pan turns Hugh Jackman into a bad guy (and he’s pretty thrilled about it)

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Having played the same superhero seven times (and counting), it’s high time for Hugh Jackman to play someone real bad. Thankfully, Pan, the new Peter Pan origin story, is giving him that chance, as the dastardly pirate Blackbeard. 

Jackman — along with cast members Levi Miller, Garrett Hedlund, and director Joe Wright—stopped by the Entertainment Weekly Lounge at Comic-Con to talk about the movie and the inspiration for his over-the-top villain. 

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'Are you brave, Peter?': Watch the latest trailer for Pan

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Like a J.M. Barrie novel ghostwritten by SNL’s Stefon, the newest Pan trailer has everything: Canada jokes, whitewashing, crocodiles that breach like whales, and Hugh Jackman’s face on a boat.

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