Date Archives August 17, 2012

Shiver Me Timbers, Captain Hook is Coming to Storybrooke!

I love Once Upon a Time. I love seeing characters I grew up with exist in our world and I love how the writers have adapted and evolved these characters. Recently it was revealed that there will be some additions to the town of Storybrooke, including Mulan (my favorite Disney ‘princess’), Lancelot, and many others.

There is one character, though, I am particularly excited for that will be appearing next season. That character is Captain James Hook.

I love the world of Peter Pan. I’ve read the book and watched almost every rendition there is of that story. I am, dare I say it, a Peter Pan fangirl. One of the main reasons for this is the character of Captain Hook. Hook is the embodiment of sinister adulthood. He is a gentlemen, a scoundrel, and the perfect villain to the youthful Peter. He is also dead sexy. The fact that I like him as much as I do would probably be an interesting choice of topic for anybody who study’s Sigmund Freud’s theories.

Anyway.

The next Captain Hook

The casting for this iconic character has been revealed and I must say I totally approve.  Irish actor Colin O’Donoghue (The Rite) will be the next man sporting the iconic arm ornament and is said to be one the main villains next season. He is described as “a confident pirate who never backs down from a fight; a man who seeks to crush and humiliate his enemies. But he also has the meticulous style and manners of a proper gentleman” (EW.com). It looks like the writers have captured the essence of Hook and it’s just a matter of time before we get to see this iconic villain on the screen once again. I’m excited to see how this character may be updated for Once Upon a Time and how he shall interact with the other characters on the show.

 

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