Last week, Disney Branded Television announced that Gary Marsh will be stepping down as President and Chief Creative Officer of the division at the end of 2021 to launch his own production company, which will include two new “Descendants” movies, the prequel to “Beauty and the Beast” and projects “Tink,” “School for Sensitive Souls” and “Witch Mountain.”

The “Tink” project has been in development for a long time, and now some new information on the project has been revealed by The DisInsider. 

According to their information, Maria Melnik is writing the film, and she has previously worked on both “Escape Room” films and “American Gods”.   With Reese Witherspoon also on board the project as a producer, she has previously been linked to play the role of Tinker Bell, but it’s unclear if she will be starring in the project, as Variety reported on this film seven years ago.

This project will have a different story to the original “Peter Pan” film, as according to the unofficial synopsis, Peter becomes gravely injured and Tink makes a deal with the head fairy (named Variel Tarin) to save his life. Still, this deal means Peter stays 9-year-old forever and her losing her voice. Later on, Tink becomes jealous when Peter meets Wendy, but when Captain Hook kidnaps Peter, Tink and Wendy must team up to save him.

Some character breakdowns have also been revealed:

  • Tink, the ideal lead being considered, is a female between the ages of 30-39.
  • Wendy, the studio is looking for a 15-26-year-old girl that is “sweet, a teeny bit chubby, and intense.”
  • Peter, an ideal candidate, is a boy between the ages of 8-9.
  • Hook, the breakdown indicates that the studio is looking for a male between the ages of 20-39.

Disney already has another film in development for Disney+ called “Peter Pan and Wendy”, which will star Grown-ish actress Yara Shahidi as Tinker Bell. So this new “Tink” project might be connected to the new film, or it could be completely separate.

With Gary Marsh heavily involved in making content for Disney Channel and Disney+, “Tink” could also have been shifted from a theatrical to a streaming release, since it’s been in development for so long.  But with this project being named in a press release just last week, “Tink” is still very much in development, all these years after the news originally broke.

What do you think of Disney developing “Tink”?

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  1. Patricia September 27, 2021

    I have watched Disney grow over the years, I started watching it when it was "The Wonderful World of Disney, ya, I'm that old. I have always come back to Disney when I'm in the mood to watch something as the stuff on the tv these days are nothing to what I am use to. what I'm not impressed with is this need to make the cute animation into live action films. They're all very wonderfully made for the most part, but it's the animation that is what the kids are missing these days. I'd love to thank the developers for making this site, for bringing in the older movies for me and my family and friends to enjoy. Tinkerbell is one of my favourite characters and I own all her movies. She didn't however loose her voice, she is so small that when she talks it's just a twitter that is heard.

  2. ScionStorm September 28, 2021

    They are willing to cast a 26-year old Wendy against a 9-year old Peter. Is this a joke?