Proving that there’s no classic character who can’t be spun off into a separate movie with a hip, abbreved title, Disney now has Reese Witherspoon attached to play Tinkerbell in their Peter Pan spinoff, Tink. This presumably to compete with Warner Bros, who have Hugh Jackman playing Blackbeard in Pan. Since they’ve already done Hook, The Lost Boys (sort of), and a biopic about the author, there aren’t too many characters left. Sam Rockwell in Smee?
From The Hollywood Reporter:
[Reese Witherspoon] is attached to star and produce Tink, a live-action take on the classic Peter Pan character.
The take on the project is being kept deep in Pixie Hollow, but insiders say it will play with the idea and the timeline of the well-known Peter Pan narrative. It is also being developed in the vein of Maleficent, Disney’s 2014 hit that starred Angelina Jolie as the evil witch from Sleeping Beauty. Like Maleficent, this Tinker Bell tale is conceived as “the story you don’t know” and will offer a new perspective on the character.
Initially a minor and non-speaking character in J.M. Barrie’s Pan story, Tinker Bell (who also goes by Tink) has, since her appearance in Disney’s 1953 classic animated feature, become one of the symbols of Disney and is at the center of the lucrative Disney Fairies franchise.
The character was Pan’s companion who was portrayed as temperamental and as someone who became dangerously jealous due to her unrequited love for the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up.
Riiight, because we always wanted to know about that magical faerie’s rich inner life. This sounds more like a premise for an SNL sketch than an entire movie. Also, I know it’s hack to insert actors’ real lives into their characters’ lives for comedic purposes, but I can’t help but envision a drunken Tinkerbell pulled over for suspicion of DUI in her acorn car, demanding to know whether the cops know who she is.
“Thish ish proposhteroush! I’m a Neverland schitizen!” (*hiccups on breathalyzer, turning it into a bowl of cherries*)