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Disney Casts Yara Shahidi to Play Tinker Bell in Upcoming 'Peter Pan' Live-Action Remake

Marking the first time that a person of color has played the role.

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After a Peter Pan live-action film was announced earlier this year, Disney has now unveiled that Grown-ish star Yara Shahidi has been cast for the role of Tinker Bell. As the Mickey Mouse company continues to introduce more diversity into its generations-old characters, this announcement marks the first time that a person of color has played the role of the beloved fairy.

Alongside Shahidi on the cast is Jude Law, who will be playing Captain Hook, and Alexander Molony and Ever Anderson, who will be playing Peter Pan and Wendy, respectively. The upcoming remake, which is titled Peter Pan and Wendy, will be directed by David Lowery. Although not much is yet known about the forthcoming project, sources have reported that the feature is expected for a theatrical release rather than a Disney+ streaming one. Stay up to date here as more details emerge.

In other news, have you heard that Halle Bailey will be playing Ariel for Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid?

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