He's behind you! Panto season is almost upon us and this news about Pater Pan origin story Pan has really got us in the mood to go down to the Olympia and throw monkey nuts at Jedward.

Go-to baddie Javier Bardem has been offered the role as pirate mastermind Blackbeard in the upcoming sort of prequel which will follow the eponymous hero as he is taken from his miserable life as an orphan in England to the magical world of Neverland where he becomes the saviour of its people. Deadline report that Joe Wright (Pride & Prejudice, Atonement) is in talks to direct.

The Oscar-winning actor is best known for his bad-guy roles, and we can totally see him as a sexy seafarer.

Take a look at the trailer for Skyfall where he played delightfully camp but completely psychotic and scary villian Raoul Silva and let us know below, is Javier Bardem the perfect pirate king?