A few weeks ago, we reported that the Walt Disney Company was considering ending their big-screen Chronicles of Narnia films after the third installment. At the time, nothing could be confirmed though reports indicated Disney was planning to phase out Narnia as a franchise and lend its support to the upcoming John Carter of Mars as a potential franchise.
Now it appears at least one part of that report is true. According to a report from last weekend’s Narnia panel at New York Comic Con on FirstShowing.net, producer Mark Johnson confirmed that the Narnia movie franchise will wrap up after the third installment Voyage of the Dawn Trader. Johnson said there are “no plans” to continue the series beyond Dawn Trader, which will begin filming next year of a 2010 release.
However, that doesn’t mean that there’s no hope for Narnia fans to see all seven books adapted for the big-screen. As always, it all comes down to money. Should the upcoming Prince Caspian and Dawn Trader become blockbusters, there is a chance that Disney and Walden Media could decide to continue the Narnia films.
In more positive Narina news, a new trailer for Prince Caspian debuted today.
Prince Caspian opens in theaters on May 16.