Yara Shahidi to Play Tinker Bell in Disney’s Live-Action “Peter Pan”

Yara Shahidi

This week, Disney came out with big casting news! In the new Disney live-action film Peter Pan and Wendy, Yara Shahidi from ABC’s Black-ish and Grown-ish will be portraying the lovable fairy Tinker Bell!

Yara Shahidi joins Alexander Molony and Ever Anderson who are slated to play the title characters. Jude Law will also play the infamous Captain Hook! David Lowery will direct the project and also co-wrote the script with Tony Halbrooks. Jim Whitaker is on board to direct the project!

Many fans have drawn comparison to when Disney announced that Halle Bailey would be playing Ariel last year. Both characters have been traditionally portrayed by white actresses and will now be played by Black women! While I am excited about this step from Disney, I hope this leads to the company to write more original Black characters in the future.

I am absolutely excited to see this film when it hits theaters in the future! At this time, it’s expected to have a theatrical release in 2021, but as we know things can change at any time.

What are you most excited about for the new live-action Peter Pan and Wendy? Be sure to connect with us on Twitter and Facebook to let us know!

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest

Share your thoughts and comment!

Caitie Bear

Caitie Bear

Caitie Bear originally came to DAPs Magic through Geeks Corner. The resident coffee expert, her run with DAPs Magic began with teaching Mr. DAPs and the team how to taste coffee on Geeks Corner. She soon became the resident coffee consultant for special segments before finding herself joining the Geeks Corner team. She now is one of the co-hosts for the webshow and can regularly be found either on the Geeks Corner set or at Disneyland with the DAPs crew. Caitie also now writes for DAPs Magic. She not only covers style for the website, she also covers events and offers Disney tips from her experience as a Disney Annual Passholder.






Top Posts & Pages
The History of the Candlelight Ceremony at Disneyland
'Our America: Asian Voices’ News Special Premieres the Weekend of May 8-9 Across ABC Owned Television Stations with a Special Airing on National Geographic on Thursday, May 20
Uncle Deadly Introduces Self-Guided Tours of Some Spirited Mansions Around the World!
Disney+ Releases Star Wars Narrative Timeline
Alfresco Tasting Terrace to Reopen to Disneyland Legacy Passholders on May 20th
Muppets Haunted Mansion Coming to Disney+ for Halloween
Disneyland's Blue Bayou to Serve Alcohol When it Reopens
Disney Twenty-Three Cover to Feature Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt Ahead of Jungle Cruise Adventure