A month ago it was reported that Hugh Jackman was in talks to play Blackbeard in director Joe Wright's feature film adaptation of Peter Pan. It has now been confirmed that Jackman will indeed be taking on the villainous role. The film has been known as Pan, but apparently there's no official title yet. It was also just announced recently that Garrett Hedlund was cast as a young Captain Hook.
The movie is an origin story that "revolves around an orphan who is taken to the magical world of Neverland where he becomes a hero to the natives and leads a revolt against the evil pirates."
It was previously reported that "The idea is that Blackbeard is the film’s main antagonist while Hook would serve as Pan’s close ally before turning bad." Who doesn't enjoy seeing Jackman in movies? He's going to be awesome in this, and I'm looking forward to seeing him play this character. He's currently shooting Neill Blomkamp's Chappie.