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My Facebook bio reads: “I have one Narnia quote for any occasion,” and the sentiment is true. The hope and wonder contained within The Chronicles of Narnia played a huge role in shaping who I am as a writer and as a person. I am part of one Facebook group and maintain a number of online forums, which means I can spot clickbait or a fake poster from a mile away.

After Netflix acquired the rights to The Chronicles of Narnia in 2018 I was on the edge of my seat to see who would be involved. So, as you can imagine, when that was finally confirmed Greta Gerwig (who directed the 2019 films Little womenthe other story that greatly influenced my life) would write and direct the next two movies in the Narnia universe, I said to *everyone.*

Although the books are no strangers to controversy, I am confident that Greta Gerwig will handle them with grace and tact as she has a knack for bringing stories into the 21st century while staying true to their original heart.

Which Narnia story will Greta Gerwig film?

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(L-R): Peter Dinklage as Trumpkin, Georgie Henley as Lucy Pevensie, Anna Popplewell as Susan Pevensie, William Moseley as Peter Pevensie and Skandar Keynes as Edmund Pevensie in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

The specific one Narnia films the writer and director make are uncredited, but do contain an interview TIME says Greta Gerwig is adapting “the first book” in the series. The only problem is that they don’t confirm whether they mean the first book chronologically (The wizard’s nephew) or the first book that CS Lewis published (The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe). I think it will be so The wizard’s nephew because we’ve never seen that story on screen.

“[The films] will not go against the way audiences may have imagined those worlds,” says Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos TIME“but it will be bigger and bolder than they thought.”

While we don’t have any official confirmation on what movie Greta Gerwig is filming, we know she wants it to be even more impactful than the film Greta Gerwig is filming. Barbie.

“I want it to feel like magic,” she says. ‘CS Lewis said that the purpose of writing fantasy – you know, something from his imagination – he would say, let’s say you wrote about an enchanted forest. The goal would be that every time you walk into a forest after reading it, you say to yourself, “Maybe this is an enchanted forest.” So that’s a tall order, but I suspect a re-enchantment of the world [is my goal].”

It looks like we can expect to get away from Greta Gerwig The Chronicles of Narnia films with even more love for the world, more childlike wonder, and more courage and kindness towards each other – and I’m all for it.

How long has Greta Gerwig wanted to make a Chronicles of Narnia movie?

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Greta Gerwig during the Barbie press junket

Like the goal-oriented planner that she is, Greta Gerwig actually thought about starting one Narnia film long before her involvement was ever confirmed.

“I’m writing and I’m starting to dream a little and think about what I’m approaching,” she continues The Empire Film Podcast. “I would say that the land of Narnia is as exciting as it is terrifying. I don’t really have anything to say about it other than it’s something I actually talked about before I made it Barbie. So that’s kind of stuck in my subconscious and worked its way through. But that has been a pattern. I wrote a draft of it Little women before I made Lady Bird.”

Narnia, Little women, Barbie — Greta Gerwig has a gift for turning our beloved childhood stories into something complex and emotional that resonates even more with us as adults!

“I’m a bit scared because I really respect Narnia so much,” Greta tells BBC Radio 4. “I loved Narnia so much as a child. As an adult, CS Lewis is a thinker and writer. I’m intimidated by doing this. It’s something that feels like something worth being intimidated by.”

“As a non-British person I have a particular feeling of wanting to do it correctly,” she continues. “It’s like when Americans perform Shakespeare, there’s a slight sense of reverence and like maybe we should be extra careful with it. It’s not our fellow countryman.”

Are these new The Chronicles of Narnia films a continuation or a reboot?

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Liam Neeson as the voice of Aslan and Georgie Henley The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

We do not yet have any information about whether this adjustment will take place where The Voyage of the Dawn Treader had remained, whether it will be a remake of The Lion, the witch and the wardrobeor whether it will be a completely new story within the Narnia universe (similar to Prime Videos The rings of power).

Personally, I expect this to be the first option, as I would love to see Greta bring something like this The wizard’s nephew (which has never been adapted) to life on screen.

Who is in the cast of The Chronicles of Narnia?

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While we also know nothing about Greta Gerwig The Chronicles of Narnia still cast, after a reunion with actress Brie Larson at the Golden Globes 2024 (the two women played the leading roles in 2010 Groenberg together), X users hope that the Oscar winner will appear! “She has to get to Narnia somehow,” said one user said when they retweeted a video of the reunion. At the reunion in question, Brie jumps like a rabbit at Greta, who squeaks as they hug. I don’t know about you, but that’s exactly how I greet my friends IRL.

“When [Brie Larson] gets a Best Supporting Actress nod for playing the White Witch, wait,” one user said added.

Saoirse Ronan told The Wrap at the Sundance Film Festival for which she has already been tapped for a role in Greta Gerwig’s Narnia movies! The actress played the leading role in two Greta films: Jo March in Little women and the titular character Ladybird. When asked if she has already been asked to come in The Chronicles of Narnia, Saoirse responds with a firm ‘yes’. “We have that kind of relationship where I’m like, ‘So I’ll be in the next one!’” she says.

What is The Chronicles of Narnia about?

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(L-R): William Moseley as Peter Pevensie, Anna Popplewell as Susan Pevensie and Georgie Henley as Lucy Pevensie in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Chronicles of Narnia revolves around the fictional land of Narnia and the children in our world who find it. Time passes differently in Narnia than on Earth, meaning that even though approximately 50 years pass for the characters, they find themselves in a different decade or century each time they re-enter the magical land.

Each book features themes of good versus evil, family and identity, as the characters face different challenges and adventures. The coolest thing about these books is how CS Lewis wrote them open-ended. Because your own personal experiences, life lessons, and worldview influence your imagination, you will have a different experience every time you read them.

“It is connected to the folklore and fairy tales of England, but it is a combination of different traditions,” says Greta Gerwig TIME. ‘As a child you accept everything: you are in this country Narnia, there are fauns, and then Santa Claus shows up. It doesn’t even occur to you that it’s not schematic. I am interested in embracing the paradox of the worlds Lewis has created because that is what is so attractive about them.”

Are these new The Chronicles Of Narnia films for Netflix?

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(L-R): Ben Barnes as Caspian, Skandar Keynes as Edmund Pevensie and Georgie Henley as Lucy Pevensie in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Yes! Netflix has acquired the rights The Chronicles of Narnia (which were previously owned by Walden Media) in 2018, but there wasn’t much news for the next few years. The New Yorker confirmed that Greta is attached to write and direct it Narnia Netflix movies in the near future.

Why did Disney stop making Narnia films?

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(L-R): Skandar Keynes as Edmund Pevensie, Georgie Henley as Lucy Pevensie and Ben Barnes as Caspian in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

The last Chronicles of Narnia adaptation for Disney was from 2010 The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Although the film set up a sequel, rights issues ended the film series prematurely.

The Chronicles Of Narnia adaptations to watch

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(L-R): Georgie Henley as Lucy Pevensie and James McAvoy as Mr. Tumnus The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

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