Shasta Statue Concept Art Surfaces

Posted October 12, 2013 8:13 am by Glumpuddle

New concept art from Walden Media’s Prince Caspian and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader film adaptations has surfaced on Brenden Heffernan’s website. The most interesting piece is a statue of Prince Cor (aka Shasta) that presumably was going to appear somewhere in the ruins of Cair Paravel, but never made it into the film. It is unknown if the statue was ever actually built.

cor statue

This would not have been the first time the films referenced unfilmed Narnia books. The carvings in the wardrobe feature images of scenes from ‘The Magician’s Nephew.’

View more concept art here, here and here. Thanks to Icarus for the find!

25 Comments For This Story

  • glumPuddle says:

    A fun easter egg for sure! (even though it seems unlikely there would be a statue of an Archanland king in Cair Paravel… And why would they write Prince Cor instead of King Cor?)

    • Michael says:

      Couldn’t such a statue have been created while he was still a prince?

    • Justin says:

      Cor was a prince of Archenland who saved Narnia. He was a king later, sure, but the reason for him getting honored with a statue at Cair Paravel occurred while he was a prince. It makes sense…kinda.

      • Swanwhite says:

        That makes sense, I think, that the statue could be made of him when he was a prince still in honour of his bringing through the message that saved Cair and Susan. I wish they had made the statue in the movie.

    • -centaur- says:

      I’m sure they referenced Prince Cor because thats how the fans know him. Had the name actually been on the statue it quite possibly would have been different. 🙂

  • Hooman-14 says:

    nice. I hope Narnia4 made soon. I really tired that waiting for it.

  • wolfloversk says:

    Ooh I like 🙂

  • Enna (AravisTarkheena011) says:

    Oooh! This is lovely. But, yeah, I can understand why it wouldn’t be in Cair Paravel.

    • coracle says:

      Cor was a hero – his story was surely one of those told in Narnia, so a statue would have been very appopriate.

  • Trillian says:

    Now THAT is cool!

  • Ariel_of_Narnia says:

    Whoa, so cool! but great points, glumPuddle.

  • DamselJillPole says:

    It actually looks pretty cool.

  • Impending Doom says:

    Well Shasta did prevent Narnia from being overtaken, and Susan from being kidnapped so a statue wouldn’t be out of place. But it should say King Cor!

  • narnia fan 7 says:

    Cool!

  • ChristProclamer says:

    This is old news. Chris Rosewarne also did a sketch for the Prince Cor statue, which used to be on his website (it’s been taken down now, unfortunately).

    Makes one wonder if there was going to be a scene involving the statue, that two artists were asked to draw the same piece.

  • Reepicheep775 says:

    I want one for my backyard! 😀

    • waggawerewolf27 says:

      So do I! It seems, though, that Silver Chair is to be made. Given how much King Caspian X enjoyed his nurse’s tales of Old Narnia in PC, it would not surprise me that it was during his reign the statue was erected in Cair Paravel. Jill Pole & Eustace Scrubb at a banquet there, heard minstrels singing a ballad of The Horse & his boy.

  • nic says:

    Cor blimey!

    He does good Narnia!

    One thng about the Voyage film, was it had some great production design ( & i think there was a good potential narnia film version of the book in the final product somewhere, it’s problem was probably that there were about 3 or 4 good potential narnia film versions in the film, which also had the shortest running time )

  • Fireflower says:

    Wow! Too bad this wasn’t in the movie… I would have liked to see it!

  • Aslan's #1 Fan says:

    Pretty cool. That’s what I love about the Narnia universe . . . the deep you dig into the books the more you’ll find. The story are so superficially simple. I just love that. Most series DON’T have that. Movie maker just have to look deep enough to find Easter eggs to connect all of the movies.

  • WB Free says:

    I think that the books that the creators skip should be made as animation to bring everything together. I think that both Magician’s nephew and the Boy and his horse would been great as classic films.

  • Edmund says:

    That is cool. I think since Narnia and archenland were good friends they could have that statue in cair Paravel.