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The Chronicles of Narnia is a film series based on the books by C.S. Lewis; produced by Walden Media, with Walt Disney Pictures for the first two movies and 20th Century Fox for the third and fourth.

The first film in the series, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, was released in 2006. In 2008 the sequel, Prince Caspian, was released and in 2010, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
was released, completing the Pevensie Trilogy. A fourth film, The Magician's Nephew, was planned for 2013. However, in Fall 2011, the rights to the film series were lost to Walden Media, putting production at a temporary halt. It is assumed that it will be 2014 until production can begin once more on The Magician's Nephew, as that is the earliest that the C. S. Lewis Estate will be able to sell the rights again, possibly back to Walden Media. So far, the series has grossed at $1,164,662,685.

Recent news, however, states that production for the next film might not start until 2018, and it could be The Silver Chair instead. 


The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

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Main article: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was released in US theatres the 9th of December 2005 and later on DVD, and had a limited Extended Edition version with flubs, etc, that was distributed until January 31, 2007. It has a total worldwide gross of $745,011,272.

Plot

Set in 1940 during the Blitz, the Pevensie children: Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy, were evacuated from Finchley, London, to the country home of Digory Kirke. One day while they were playing Hide and Seek, Lucy discovered a wardrobe and, through it, entered a world called Narnia. Soon thereafter, the others entered this magical world. They found out that an evil witch cursed Narnia, and it had been winter for a century. Three of the children plotted to end her rule over Narnia, while Edmund betrayed them all because of the witch's power of temptation. In a journey to the Stone Table to find help from Aslan, they ran into Father Christmas who gave them gifts which the used in the battle to free Narnia. Edmund was rescued by a group of Narnians and Aslan payed the penalty for his betrayal, and then in an epic battle, defeated the White Witch forever. Edmund was forgiven and was crowned King of Narnia alongside High King Peter, and ruled with his Queen sisters Susan and Lucy. Many many years later while hunting an enchanted deer, they found there way back into the wardrobe room. Read more...

Prince Caspian

Main article: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (film)

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The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian was released in US theatres the 16th of May 2008. It has a total worldwide gross of $419,651,413.

Plot

The four Pevensie children return to Narnia, only to discover that hundreds of years have passed since they ruled there, and the evil King Miraz has taken charge. With the help of a heroic mouse called Reepicheep, and the exiled heir to the throne, Prince Caspian, they set out to overthrow the king.

The four children will soon meet an intriguing new character: Narnia's rightful heir to the throne, the young Prince Caspian, who has been forced into hiding as his uncle Miraz plots to kill him in order to place his own newborn son on the throne. With the help of the kindly dwarf, a courageous talking mouse named Reepicheep, a badger named Trufflehunter and a Black Dwarf, Nikabrik, the Narnians, led by the mighty knights Peter and Caspian, embark on a remarkable journey to find Aslan, rescue Narnia from Miraz's tyrannical hold, and restore magic and glory to the land. Read more...

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

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Main article: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was released December 9th, 2010 in the United Kingdom, and December 10th in the United States. it was released in 3D. The total worldwide gross is expected to be close to that of Prince Caspian. Read more...

Plot

Edmund and Lucy come back to Narnia with their cousin in a ship called The Dawn Treader. Peter and Susan will not return because they have learned all they need in Narnia. It was filmed in Queensland and the Gold Coast in Australia.

Starring: Skander Keynes, Georgie Henley, Will Poulter and Ben Barnes

The Magician's Nephew

Main article: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician's Nephew

On March 22 2011, 20th Century Fox and Walden Media announced that The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician's Nephew would become the fourth film in the series, rather than a film adaptation of The Silver Chair, which was expected to follow The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

Recent news, however, states that production for the next film might not start until 2018, and it could be The Silver Chair instead [1]

The Silver Chair

Main article: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair

Andrew Adamson, the director of the first two movies in the series indicated that he wanted films two through four to be released closely together. it is therefore likely that The Silver Chair will become the fifth film in the series, after the release of The Magician's Nephew.

As noted above, Ben Barnes was expected to reprise the role of Caspian X due to the terms of his contract, and Will Poulter had been cast as Eustace.?

Recent news, however, states that production for the next film might not start until 2018, and it could be The Silver Chair after all [2]

The Horse and His Boy

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Horse and His Boy will likely be sixth film in the series.

The Last Battle

20th Century Fox and Walden Media currently plan to make The Chronicles of Narnia: The Last Battle in the future.

Main Recurring Cast

Pevensie Children

  • William Moseley as Peter Pevensie, the eldest child and High King of Narnia. Moseley appears in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe and Prince Caspian and made a cameo apperance in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
  • Anna Popplewell as Susan Pevensie, the eldest girl and queen of Narnia. Popplewell appears in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe and Prince Caspian and made a cameo in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
  • Skandar Keynes as Edmund Pevensie, the youngest boy and king of Narnia. Keynes appears in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
  • Georgie Henley as Lucy Pevensie, the youngest child and queen of Narnia. Henley appears in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

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