Fox has given the green light to a fourth cinematic installment of “The Chronicles of Narnia” film franchise. Producer Mark Gordon will drive a new installment to the film adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ beloved story about the mythical Lion king Aslan, voice of Liam Neeson, and the magical realm of Narnia. According to sources, the fourth chapter of the film franchise will most likely be an adaptation of “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair,” which finds Eustance Scrubb, played by Will Poulter in “The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader,” returning to Narnia to find Prince Rilian, the son and heir of the now elderly King Caspian X.
My personal thoughts on this are met with skepticism and leaves me a little puzzled to be honest. “The Chronicles of Narnia” franchise, started out very strong with the first installment, “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” then the franchise faltered a bit with the following sequels, “Prince Caspian” and “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,” which lost the magic that the first installment contained. I’m skeptical that “The Silver Chair” can find the special flavor that “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” possessed. It will be a challenge, but I’m hopeful that “The Silver Chair” can put fans of the Narnia literary and film sagas into the chairs of movie theaters to enjoy. As of yet, there is no release date for “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair” because the movie has yet to be put into production.