‘Chronicles of Narnia’ Original Screenwriters Warn Against Turning Series Into Another ‘Great Big Fantasy Franchise’

Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely are franchise guys, and happily so.

The screenwriters behind six Marvel Cinematic Universe films — including this week’s much-anticipated new release “Avengers: Infinity War” and its upcoming untitled 2019 sequel, plus all three “Captain America” films — first broke into Hollywood with their “Chronicles of Narnia” films, scripting three different franchise entries before the series sputtered out after 2010’s low-earning “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.”While Markus and McFeely are no longer on the “Narnia” beat, the beloved C.S.

Lewis series is still in the Hollywood mix, and rumors of a “Silver Chair” film adaptation have persisted since October 2013, when the film rights were purchased by the Mark Gordon Company (the original films were made by Walden Media).

Screenwriter David Magee was set to write the screenplay, and director Joe Johnston came on board in April 2017.In January 2016, producer Mark Gordon told Collider that “Silver Chair

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