It’s been a few years since we saw the Pevensies treking across Narnia and saving its inhabitants. If what a recent report from Collider is true, we won’t be seeing them again. The report talks about a conversation had with Life of Pi and Finding Neverland writer, David Magee. Magee is also the writer of The Silver Chair, the fourth book in the C.S. Lewis Series.
When probed over an ETA on the Silver Chair, Magee said, “We’re hoping to be able to make the movie very shortly. We’re very excited about it.”
That’s a really good sign of things to come, without getting an official announcement from Disney! The Silver Chair takes place many years in the future and follows an older King Caspian in his search for his son, Prince Rilian. He ends up asking Aslan for help. Aslan summons two English students, Eustace Scrubb and Jill Poole. Those who saw the Voyage of the Dawn Treader would know that Scrubb was played by a much younger Will Poulter.
There’s no word on if Poulter will be returning but, as of now, temper expectations. When Magee was asked about whether any of the original cast was going to reprise their roles, Magee answered, “No, it’s all going to be a brand new franchise. All original. All original characters, different directors, and an entire new team that this is coming from.”
That means that Ben Barnes (Caspian) and potentially even Liam Neeson (Aslan) could be out in this reboot.
I love the idea of a reboot. Many people have loved this book series for a long time. When the movies came out, though, many considered them to be underwhelming and the box office numbers showed. If any series deserves a fresh start, it’s Narnia. Here’s hoping that time its much better!
There is no official date for Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair.
What do you think of the news?