Next 'Narnia' Movie Is Both a Sequel and Reboot

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Eustace Scrubb will soon return to Narnia on a mission from Aslan and King Caspian X when the next film in the Narnia franchise, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair, premieres in theaters. At least, that’s how C.S. Lewis’s book of the same name goes. Captain America: The First Avenger director Joe Johnston will helm the project, which will act as both a revival and a follow-up to the series’ previous three films.

“Joe is a wonderful storyteller who is equally at home in the biggest franchises and the most intimate character pieces,” producer Mark Gordon told Variety. “Because C.S. Lewis’ story is iconic and epic, but also tender, personal, and emotional, he’s the perfect choice to bring The Silver Chair to the screen.”

The franchise’s other three films — The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader — followed the initial Narnia adventures of the various Pevensie siblings, with their cousin Eustace (portrayed by Will Poulter) being introduced in Dawn Treader. The only other possible familiar faces in the upcoming Silver Chair would be Aslan (voiced by Liam Neeson in the previous films) and Caspian X (portrayed by Ben Barnes in Prince Caspian and Dawn Treader).

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Johnston is best known for his work directing the first Captain America, Jumanji, and Jurassic Park 3.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair is not yet attached to a release date.

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