Disney in new woke row after fans blast Peter Pan movie for including GIRLS in Lost Boys – with critics already labelling it a ‘flop’
- Peter Pan given ‘woke’ makeover as Lost Boys set to include girls for the first time
- New version marks latest in a long line of remakes of classic tale
- Critics hit out at casting choice as they predicted Disney+ film would ‘flop’
Peter Pan has been given a ‘woke‘ makeover with the famous Lost Boys updated to include girls, too.
Disney released a trailer for its latest live-action remake Peter Pan & Wendy but there were a few crucial changes to the plot from the original 1904 play by J.M. Barrie.
In one shot, a group of children can be seen gathering around as they introduce themselves as ‘lost boys,’ as a little girl adds ‘every last one of us.’
A surprised Wendy remarks ‘but you’re not all boys!’ to which one replies ‘So?’
Critics were quick to slam the change, with one Twitter user labelling it a ‘flop’ while another said: ‘What have they done to my characters?’
The latest remake of Peter Pan has raised eyebrows as it’s revealed the Lost Boys, pictured, have been updated to include girls too
A little girl is pictured amidst the crowd of ‘Lost Boys’ as Wendy remarks ‘but you’re not all boys?’
The remake will star Jude Law as Captain Hook and is set to premiere on Disney+ on April 28.
It marks the latest in a long line of creative remakes of the classic tale, including a 2020 version titled ‘Wendy’.
Other iterations include Steven Spielberg’s 1991 epic ‘Hook’ in 1991, a 2003 version called ‘Peter Pan’, a 2015 Hugh Jackman-fronted ‘Pan’ and a 1953 animated film.
Much of the remakes have received unfavorable reviews.
Until now the Lost Boys have consisted of all male characters called: Slightly, Nibs, The Twins, Cubby and Tootles.
But in 2021 it was revealed the character of Cubby would be renamed Curly while new characters will include the female Birdie and Bellweather.
J.M. Barrie explains who the lost boys are in his original 1904 play. He writes: they are boys ‘who fall out of their prams when the nurse is looking the other way and if they are not claimed in seven days, they are sent far away to the Neverland.’
But the new adaptations to the film come despite the protagonist explicitly stating the reason for there being no ‘lost girls’ – because ‘girls, you know, are much too clever to fall out of their prams,’ says Peter.
Disney+’s ‘Peter Pan & Wendy’ will follow the timeless tale of a young girl who, defies her parents’ wishes to attend boarding school and instead travels with her two brothers to Neverland.
The latest remake will premiere on Disney+ on April 28 and will star Jude Law as Captain Hook
Critics hit out at the upcoming film, with one questioning: ‘What have they done to my characters?’
In the magical land she meets Peter Pan – a boy who refuses to grow up, a tiny fairy named Tinker Bell and the evil Captain Hook.
Twitter reacted with apprehension to the latest trailer this week.
One viewer wrote: ‘They have done so many Peter remakes, they never end well and add wokeness.
‘Well, that’s going to make it flop harder than all the others.’
Another said: ‘Let me guess, Wendy is going to be the strong female leader and Peter Pan will take a background role.
‘Oh and why does this film look so grey and miserable? It’s a kids’ film.’
A third said: ‘Are you freakin’ kidding me? What happened to my boy Peter Pan, Captain Hook and Tinker Bell? What have they done to my characters?’
It is not the first time Disney has been accused of pushing a woke agenda in its children’s films.
Last month it came under fire for its new cartoon series ‘The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder’ which featured black children rapping about reparations, claiming ‘slaves built this country.’
A 2003 version of the novel directed by P.J. Hogan depicts a more traditional casting of the Lost Boys
The 1953 animated version of the classic tale is one of its most popular to date. Pictured: The Lost Boys
Meanwhile Halle Bailey, 22, received racist backlash from Twitter trolls after she was revealed as ‘Ariel’ in the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.
The negative response to the movie’s official teaser trailer was so severe that YouTube has now disabled the dislike counter, but not before it reached more than 1.5 million.