Narnia: The Silver Chair, is it doomed?

Is the new Chronicles of Narnia film doomed for failure? Discuss the struggles of making the film slated to reboot the franchise almost 7 years after the last movie (Voyage of the Dawn Treader) and 3 studios later (was Disney then Fox and now the new studio). Will it do as well as the original trilogy or has it lost its momentum?

  • I'm personally curious to see how this film pans out, but I don't have high hopes for it after the large gap and constant change between studios. I think it has lost its momentum within the film industry, but I think there's still a possibility this film may bring in a new audience along with fans from the previous films; depending on how it's done. – SMonaghan 7 years ago
  • This is an interesting question. Star Wars seems to have gained momentum after a few years absence and so did the Rocky films. I think it would be interesting how to continue using the same actors/actresses given they would be older now. Fans do get attached to characters and actors e.g. Harry Potter – Hyacinth 7 years ago
  • I don't think it should be written off by any means. It's definitely fair to assume it is doomed and I honestly think the same myself, however it's often the case that films like this may not be masterpieces but do end up being perfectly enjoyable. With the director of Captain America and Jumanji behind the film it's probably best to keep an open mind and realistic expectations. – JakeV 7 years ago
  • The Narnia film series has had a hard time gaining traction even when 'The lion, the witch and the wardrobe' was released in cinemas. And to me, I think that is boiled down to bad timing. The 2003 Narnia was released just off the tail of the last Lord of the Rings movie. I think it was banking on the possible resurgence in fantasy films. But it would be interesting how this new movie will turn out, maybe since it has been so long since a proper fantasy blockbuster it may gain some popularity. – Mxvec 7 years ago

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