Ben Barnes not in Silver Chair? :(( [UPDATED]

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Ben Barnes not in Silver Chair? :(( [UPDATED]

Postby aslanscountry » Dec 08, 2010 3:23 pm

I don't want to put this in the News section even though it's from an interview with Mr. Barnes himself, cos it's not in direct quote and there's a possibility Fox hasn't signed anyone at the moment as they want to see how well VoDT does.

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/entertai ... story.html

This Narnia film could be Barnes's last. He isn't signed for any more sequels, which shouldn't surprise fans of the books.

"In The Silver Chair (1953) Caspian is a very old man," Barnes says. "I'd like to see them do the whole series. I've grown to love doing sword fights and riding horses.


If the film gets made and he's not returning, I'll be VERY disappointed :((
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Postby Kira » Dec 08, 2010 6:13 pm

But but! He becomes a young man again the the end of Silver Chair! :-o
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Postby wolfloversk » Dec 08, 2010 6:20 pm

I hope he plays his younger self, but this wouldn't devastate me as much as recasting Eustace since ge's a main character...
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Re: Ben Barnes not in Silver Chair? :((

Postby aslanscountry » Dec 08, 2010 6:26 pm

they might just as well reboot the whole series. sigh.
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Postby stateofgreen » Dec 08, 2010 6:40 pm

He could be in old age makeup and come back as his young self just like in the book. I don't think they would or should do any recasting and if they did, I'd stop watching. [-(
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Re: Ben Barnes not in Silver Chair? :((

Postby starkat » Dec 09, 2010 6:19 am

It would be considered a cameo and not a regular role which may not require a signed contract. He could likely do most of his acting within 2-3 days and with the future of the films still in question, they may not have wanted a contract out.

However, don't forget, we didn't know about the cameos of the older two Pevensies for certain until not long before this movie actually came out. So we may not know anything for certain until up close to SC.
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Postby fantasia_kitty » Dec 09, 2010 9:18 am

Now, I'm not 100% sure of this, but I am certain I remember when Ben signed on for Prince Caspian, he signed on for a three movie deal, including SC. I suspect when Disney jumped ship that contract may have been voided because Walden didn't even know if they were going to carry on.

At any rate, it may very well be Ben's last movie cause the box office numbers thus far aren't making me feel too hopeful about future movies.

But I'm sure, nearly positive, that if they do go on and make SC, Ben will be there. They definitely wanted him for it at one point in time, I doubt they've changed their minds. Especially considering how hard they try to wheedle characters from the previous movies into the current movie that aren't supposed to be there. ;)) At least Caspian IS in SC. And I also do know for a fact that they talked about Ben in old man makeup at one point. I have that in an interview.

Yeah, not too worried. ;)) :)
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Postby Lucy of Narnia » Dec 09, 2010 11:55 am

Yeah, like I said in another thread... old makeup (Ben Barnes doesn't seem like he'd mind that, going by that interview Fantasia Kitty!) and then returning young. Otherwise we won't be so happy when he gets young again. It'll be like...who's that?? Wait...Yidlik Hamnoviack? Who's he...? =))
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Postby Lirenel » Dec 09, 2010 10:02 pm

I think I mentioned in another thread, even the cast of the LOTR movies weren't 'set' to do the Hobbit, though their characters will definitely be in it, until the movie was greenlit and now we're getting tons of reports of actors signing on. We just have to wait a little while. ;)
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Postby DamselJillPole » Dec 09, 2010 11:54 pm

No!!!!!! I want to see Ben as both old and young in SC!! :((
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Postby coracle » Dec 10, 2010 1:11 am

He hadn't signed anything.... which is not an indicator of anything.
Some major players in The Hobbit haven't signed their contracts yet - and it starts filming in a few weeks!
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Postby Lucy of Narnia » Dec 10, 2010 10:23 am

Yay!! :ymhug: This is so exciting! I'm glad to know it's not a definite no!!
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Postby DamselJillPole » Dec 11, 2010 11:48 am

He' better be in Silver Chair, Michael Apted needs to explain Caspian/Lilliandil's relationship more!!!!!!!
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Postby Aravis Narnia » Dec 12, 2010 7:18 pm

They can do a flashback of him. A flashback of the Caspian x Lilliandil wedding would be fine at the beginning of SC.
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Postby wolfloversk » Dec 12, 2010 7:24 pm

I agree I hope they start SC in Narnia with a flashback or two, showing Rilian finding out what happened to his mother and hunting the serpent and maybe the wedding
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Postby Goddess1720 » Dec 12, 2010 9:09 pm

I thought he had a 3 movie contract? Caspian, Dawn Treader and that would include Silver Chair.
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