One of the big surprises at the 2013 D23 Expo on Friday (August 9) was the announcement that Tom Hiddleston and Christina Hendricks have joined the cast of a new Disney Fairies movie, “The Pirate Fairy.”
Hendricks plays Zarina, a fairy who longs to be a pirate. So she does just that, joining a band of them in Neverland. She meets a young cabin boy named James (Hiddleston) and the two strike up a friendship, at first. It turns out James will actually go on to become Captain James Hook, arch nemesis of Peter Pan.
During the presentation, Hiddleston says his character’s acts of friendship are “all an act. He’s covering for his ruthless and cunning nature.” It’ll be up to Tinkerbell and her friends to set Zarina right.
Hiddleston says he was more than excited to be joining the Disney animated family, as he is a lifelong fan of “The Jungle Book.” Where else could that lead but him doing a rendition of “The Bare Necessities” for the fans in attendance.
Disney’s “The Pirate Fairy” is set for a Spring 2014 release.