Third Narnia Film Gets A Release Date

Published 6 years ago by , Updated March 15th, 2013 at 12:12 pm,

narnia voyage Third Narnia Film Gets A Release DateJust over a month after the news that Fox had saved the Narnia franchise by coming on-board to co-finance it, we get the release date for the third film:

December 10th, 2010

This will see the franchise return to its original winter release date: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe was released on December 9th, 2005 but for some reason they decided to change that up for the second film, which came out on May 16th 2008 – and made only $141 million (which was only about half what the first one made).

Is that a sign that established franchises are better released where there is no other competition? After all the same thing happened with the Harry Potter franchise – they normally were released in November each year and when they tried to change that and release a couple in the summer at least one of them didn’t make as much money (the fifth flick Order of the Phoenix made the most of any of the sequels worldwide even being released in July, but that was due to the book rather than the release date).

I’ll bet you Walden Media were thanking their lucky stars Fox stepped in after Walt Disney pulled out – I’m sure with the back to winter release date they have plus that date being free of competition (for the time being anyway – although I’m pretty sure not many others would want to go head to head with a Narnia film) will go some way to getting the franchise back on some sort of track.

However only time will tell if Voyage of the Dawn Treader will do better than the last film – do you think it will?

Source: WeAreMovieGeeks

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  1. I am so glad that Fox have stepped in to save the Narnia series. The last two films were brilliant. Though some changes in Caspian upset a few people i loved them.

    Voyage of the Dawn Treader is my favourite book, and I can’t wait to see what they do with it.

  2. I’m a huge Narnia fan; so I’m quite pleased by this news. But then again, Fox can mess up everything. Forget it, I’m nervous again!

  3. I’m glad they picked a good release date, unlike Caspian…

  4. Caspian was the most boring of all the books. The movie was much better than the book.

    Dawn will be such a fun movie, with the vignettes at multiple locations. It’s a quest movie with adventures along the way. And I can’t wait to see how they cast Eustace….I think it will be fairly easy.

  5. I also want to see Invisible Thumper Island. And I DO hope they keep the word “prig” in the story! :-)

  6. @ Sylar’s Hunger Continues

    “I also want to see Invisible Thumper Island. And I DO hope they keep the word “prig” in the story! ”

    Isn’t that being priggish on your part?

  7. thank u FOX!
    that movie will be better than the other ones i’m sure. it was the best story of Narnia i read so far… i’m at the sixth. and they GOT to include the Invisible Thumper Island!

  8. I want this to become a successful series like Harry Potter. I like the storyline of the Narnia movies so far much more than the Harry Potter stuff, so hopefully this will start picking up…

  9. I'm hoping it will because I want to see the other books made into movies!

  10. I'm hoping it will because I want to see the other books made into movies!

  11. Sorry Andrew Adamson wouldn’t be directing :-( He did such a magnificent job with the two last installments. Credits are all to him for the pioneering work he did.