Confirmed: No Plans for Chronicles of Narnia After Voyage of the Dawn Treader
by Alex Billington
April 19, 2008
A few weeks ago we posted an unconfirmed rumor regarding the future of The Chronicles of Narnia franchise. The article mentioned that Disney had plans to "dump" the franchise after they finished a trilogy, which would end with The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Following the post we were contact by Disney and told that the rumors were "entirely false." However, an update from the New York Comic Con proves that they were true! Read on to hear what Narnia producer Mark Johnson had to say today.
Producer Mark Johnson made an appearance at the New York Comic Con this weekend alongside of Prince Caspian stars Ben Barnes, William Moseley, and Peter Dinklage. Johnson specifically stated that they have "no plans" at the moment to continue on past Voyage of the Dawn Treader. But of course, it is all dependent on the success of both Prince Caspian and Voyage of the Dawn Treader. He also mentioned that they are planning to start shooting Dawn Treader in October of this year for release in May of 2010.
I don't think this is at all a bad thing, it just shows that Disney wants to focus on finishing the trilogy first instead of pushing for a full series based on all seven books. However, it all depends on box office performance and for all we know Prince Caspian could be a huge hit this summer. Those are the only updates we have regarding The Chronicles of Narnia from the New York Comic Con, but stay tuned for more coverage of Prince Caspian as it hits theaters on May 16th.