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aslanscountry
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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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Posted : December 8, 2010 10:23 am
Kira
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But but! He becomes a young man again the the end of Silver Chair! :-o


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Posted : December 8, 2010 1:13 pm
wolfloversk
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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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Posted : December 8, 2010 1:20 pm
aslanscountry
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they might just as well reboot the whole series. sigh.

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Posted : December 8, 2010 1:26 pm
stateofgreen
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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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Posted : December 8, 2010 1:40 pm
starkat
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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.

Posted : December 9, 2010 1:19 am
fantasia
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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. ;)) :)

Posted : December 9, 2010 4:18 am
Lucy of Narnia
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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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Posted : December 9, 2010 6:55 am
Lirenel
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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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Posted : December 9, 2010 5:02 pm
DamselJillPole
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No!!!!!! I want to see Ben as both old and young in SC!! :((


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Posted : December 9, 2010 6:54 pm
coracle
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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!
Don't panic. :ymhug:

Posted : December 9, 2010 8:11 pm
Lucy of Narnia
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Yay!! :ymhug: This is so exciting! I'm glad to know it's not a definite no!!

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Posted : December 10, 2010 5:23 am
DamselJillPole
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He' better be in Silver Chair, Michael Apted needs to explain Caspian/Lilliandil's relationship more!!!!!!!


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Posted : December 11, 2010 6:48 am
Aravis Narnia
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They can do a flashback of him. A flashback of the Caspian x Lilliandil wedding would be fine at the beginning of SC.

Posted : December 12, 2010 2:18 pm
wolfloversk
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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

"The mountains are calling and I must go, and I will work on while I can, studying incessantly." -John Muir
"Be cunning, and full of tricks, and your people will never be destroyed." -Richard Adams, Watership Down

Posted : December 12, 2010 2:24 pm
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