The Boy Who Never Grew Up and Hook are friends in this all-new Peter Pan origin story

By Kathy Ehrich Dowd
Updated July 16, 2015 11:35 AM

Get ready to to be a kid all over again.

Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for Pan that offers a tantalizing glimpse into Peter Pan’s origin story.

In this all-new tale, fans of the beloved J.M. Barrie story about the Boy Who Never Grew Up learn that Peter (Levi Miller) was once seemingly BFFs with future mortal enemy James Hook (Garrett Hedlund) and together fought the evil pirate Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman, seen here with a sinister twinkle in his eye) to save Neverland.

“This isn’t the story you’re heard before because sometimes friends begin as enemies and enemies begin as friends,” says a voice-over in the new trailer, as we see a group of stars in the shape of a crocodile swallow a familiar-looking hook in the sky.

Peter befriends warrior Tiger Lily (Rooney Mara, who at one points rocks some impressive headgear) who aids him on the journey, and a shimmering fairy in the sky gives us only a hint of the Pan’s loyal sidekick Tinkerbell.

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The real drama in the trailer comes as Hook and Tiger Lily look peaceful in a nest-like raft floating in Mermaid Lagoon, until their tranquility is later spoiled by a seriously-scary oversized crocodile who leaps over the duo and Peter.

“Holy puddy,” Peter cried in a terrified awe – and we couldn’t agree more.

Pan flies into theaters October 9.