It sounds like production on that live action Tinkerbell film is moving forward. If you’ll recall, Reese Witherspoon has been attached to “Tink” for some time, but news has been scarce. Originally, she had been attached to direct and star, but there isn’t any confirmation on that yet. Currently no other stars are attached to it.
According to DisInsider, who claims to have discovered a production log, a synopsis indicates more fairy presence than previous live-action “Peter Pan” projects:
After Peter becomes gravely injured, “Tink” (as she’s referred to), makes a deal with the head fairy (named Variel Tarin) to save his life. This results in Peter staying a 9-year-old forever and her losing her voice. The story doesn’t end there though. After Peter meets Wendy, Tink becomes incredibly jealous. However, when Hook kidnaps Peter she and Wendy must team up to save him before it’s too late.
This was being talked about before the announcement of the film “Peter Pan and Wendy” which will be dropping on Disney+ next year. “Peter and Wendy” will star Yara Shahidi as Tinkerbell alongside Jude Law as Captain Hook, Alexander Molony as Peter Pan, and Ever Anderson (Mila Jovovich‘s daughter) as Wendy.
Since Witherspoon’s project hasn’t been talked about after that, we assumed it may have been scrapped. Luckily though we were wrong and it seems that we’ll be getting casting information and other details about it very soon.
What’s interesting is that Peter Pan will not be the co-lead of “Tink.” Instead, it’ll be Wendy, so from the sound of it perhaps Tink and Wendy will work out their problems with each other. Which I certainly hope they do. I think Tink being jealous is a bad look for her. Especially since all the other cartoons they’ve put out like “Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure” have her character retconned so that she’s not so petty.
We’ll let you know what we hear about this and other news.