Stand-in for Peter?

Posted December 14, 2009 5:15 pm by fantasia_kitty

18300_Zak Morcillo112_DisplayWe’ve had lots of interesting news today. Here’s one final fascinating tidbit.

Zak Morcillo – Stand in (Peter), The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

So it seems that Peter may make a cameo appearance in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader after all. And if Peter’s in this movie, it seems likely that Susan will be as well.

Thanks again for the heads-up icarus!

Edited to Add: There seems to be some confusion as to the part that Zak is playing. He’s playing Peter’s stand-in, NOT Peter. There’s a difference. A movie stand-in is someone who is very similar to a stunt double. They are there when the actor can’t be or doesn’t need to be. They’re cast the same height, weight and coloring as the actual actor so the crew setting up the shots have a body double to work with instead of the actor.

We posted a story a few days ago on Will Poulter’s stand-in, Morgan Keavney-Rattue here. If you read it, it might clear up some confusion.

If, as this story implies, Peter makes an actual appearence in the movie, he will most certainly be played by Will Moseley.

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9 Comments For This Story

  • Aslan's Meadow says:

    Verry excited. I like the idea of a brief cameo very much. It would be very interesting if Anne aka Susan came out of the Magicians book as a phantom adn talked to Lucy…very cool.

  • Peepicheep says:

    Will is the best Peter there is and that’s a fact and Anna is the best Susan there is also and it is true for Edmund and Lucy.

  • Lady Galadriel says:

    OK, to make it clear for everyone, I looked up "film stand-in" on Wikipedia. This might shed light (Because a lot of people seem worried that Zak is replacing Will Moseley.)

    The Wikipedia article says:

    "A stand-in in film and television is a person who substitutes for the actor before filming, for technical purposes such as lighting.

    Stand-ins are helpful in the initial processes of production. Lighting setup can be a slow and tedious process; during this time the actor will often be somewhere else. Stand-ins allow the director of photography to light the set, the camera department to light and focus scenes. The director will often ask stand-ins to deliver the scene dialogue ("lines") and walk through ("blocking") the scenes to be filmed. In this way, a good stand-in can help speed up the day’s production and is a necessary and valuable cast member on a film.

    Stand-ins are distinguished from body doubles, who replace actors on camera from behind, in makeup, or during dangerous stunts. Stand-ins do not appear on camera. However, on some productions the jobs of stand-in and double may be done by the same person.

    Stand-ins do not necessarily look like the actor, but they must have the same skin tone, hair color, height and build as the actor so that the lighting in a scene will be set up correctly. For example, if the lighting is set up with a stand-in shorter than an actor, the actor might end up having his or her head in relative darkness."

    I think we’ve got about conclusive evidence that Peter’s going to be in this!

  • Narnian Dreamer says:

    He doesn’t look to much like Will….Will is cuter!

  • Ari says:

    Stand-ins are "actors" who stand in the place for the principle actor while they’re setting up the lights, checking the boom mics, turning on the cameras, testing the monitors, and so forth. They merely stand in place of the actor while the actor is in costume and make-up. Yeah. People get paid for standing on a certain spot while people are doing to finishing touches of the needed equipment for production.

  • Long Live King Skandar says:

    Wouldn’t it be cool if the cameo of Peter and (maybe?) Susan was at the end of the movie instead of the beginning? I mean, everyone’s saying Peter might be saying bye to Edmund and Lucy or comforting them about having to stay with Eustace, etc etc. Maybe when they’re rowing to the end of the world and Reepicheep leaves them, and they see Aslan, maybe the filmmakers will include a shot of our world growing closer and closer as the world of Narnia fades away. It would make sense, since the first two movies had sudden transitions from Narnia back to this world. Since this is the last movie with the Pevensies (as children), they’ll make the shot of them leaving a lot more dramatic. Peter could be included in a shot like that

    • NarniaLover says:

      i cried like a baby when i read the part of VDT when Reep died. it was the worst thing ever, and the saddest ( :'( ).