Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has signed up to star as Captain Hook in a pantomime production of Peter Pan this Christmas.
The Australian, who is currently being investigated by several governments for espionage, said he wanted to show a different side to the much-hated Hook.
His appearance will also coincide with the release of more US cables relating to Hook's home, Never Never Land.
Assange said: 'Captain Hook gets a bad press but I want to show the real story behind this complex individual.
'If you think about it, what's Hook all about and why do people hate him so much?
'Really, all he's trying to do is stop a group of delinquent kids from tearing it up on the island that he and his men live on.
'Our new batch of US embassy cables will show that his image is actually down to a smear campaign by the successive American governments who have painted him as this crazy old despot who hates kids to take the heat of their own leaders.
'The whole thing has been orchestrated by American secret agents.'
The cables, sent from the US Mission in Pirate Cove, indicate that American diplomats have provided advice and intelligence to the group called The Lost Boys - who are led by the notorious rebel leader Peter Pan - to aid them in their ongoing conflict with Hook.
Pan, who is wanted in London for a spate of stabbings, is known to sustain a serious drug habit, reportedly the source of his erratic and aggressive behaviour.
However, over the years Pan's image has been portrayed as a sweet, innocent and fun-loving boy, who's only concern in life is flying around and playing cowboys and Indians.
One cable stated: 'We met today with PP (Peter Pan) and advised him that he should try and give up his Pixie Dust habit as this could distract him from his current struggle with Hook. We also provided him with a detailed map of Hook's new yacht and advised where the best place would be to attack with a tiny sword. Pan has also indicated that he needs more members for his group and would appreciate another 'shipment' of orphans.'
Assange added: 'I hope to right this terrible wrong with my interpretation of the life and times of Captain Hook.
'With time, people will come to see that it is in fact Peter Pan who is the terrorist and that Hook has been in the right all these years.'
Panto lovers can catch Assange in the role of Hook at the Wormwood Scrubs Christmas Show, running from 19 December until the New Year.