Stand-in for Peter?

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.

147 Responses

  1. AsbelMcTalisker says:

    One thought, perhaps Peter appears very very briefly at tha begining but its so short they decided it wasn`t worthwhile to send William to Australia. So they just used a double for most of it and shot Will in a few closeups in the UK.

  2. A says:

    WAIT! if i peter is saying good by to Edmund and Lucy that would be fine but if he shows up in narnia that is totaly werong because aslan said that he cuold not come back to narnia!!!!!!!!

  3. Twinimage says:

    I hope it's just a cameo around the beginning or something. But I don't understand, if it were just a cameo, why would he need a stand-in?

  4. DOECOG says:

    I agree with narniafan4ever this is probably just a way for the filmmakers to establish where Peter and Susan are so audience members who havenโ€™t read the book wonโ€™t be wondering why they are not staying with the Scrubbs also. Iโ€™m wondering if this is going to be like in LWW where the filmmakers showed the air-raids instead of just talking about them. I hoping having Peter (and possibly Susan) in the film is just going to be a minor change to allow the story to work on film and not of indication of bigger changes to the actual story.

  5. lucy says:

    Oh yay! I was hoping Peter (and Susan) would be in the beginning of this one! Plus also, I hope they use Anna popplewell in the magic-book beauty spell scene if they haven't cut it out of the story (man I hope not!)

    (okay, am I the one only DYING to at LEAST see a trailer for this film?! I mean seriously! Can I get a show of hands?)

  6. lucy says:

    Well duh…

  7. narnia_lover127 says:

    that is exactly what i think. Seeing William and Anna would be great, but not if they end up in Narnia.

  8. lucy says:

    finally someone else comments on this! I've been saying Anna Popplewell NEEDS to be in vdt for that scene and everyone else is like "huh?" and I'm thinking, "People! Did we all read the same book?!" Anyway, great comment.

  9. wolfloversk says:

    Ohhh… It took me a few minutes to realize what you were talking about. Yes, they definitly need Anna in the book.

  10. Joe says:

    It seems likely that peter maybe in the movie but since will isnt in it, it may be we see peter from the back or we see him waving as the train pulls away when lucy and edmund are leaving

  11. Joe says:

    lucy; hi im joe i just joined, and yes i am dying to see a trailer to. and i am also hoping that they use annas face for the beauty spell scene although they may just use a cgi picture of her considering her picture is supposed to loose her beauty and then transfer to lucy's picture. But either way cgi pic or not i hope they use annas face

  12. Joe says:

    *Raises one hand and the the other and tries to raise one foot but falls on his ass*

  13. Jill Pole says:

    EHMAGAWWD!!!!!!!!!! YES!!!!! HE IS HOTT!!!!!! but not as much a skandar.

  14. Griffle says:

    The chance of that happening is 0.0%, trust me. Gresham would never allow it.

  15. pselpevensie says:

    btw- was terrifies when i saw that other gu's pic; i thought he was replacing peter!

  16. Christian says:

    Wow. Cool news. I actually wanted to see Peter and Susan in this next movie, however briefly. And… am I the only person who thinks that that Zak guy looks more like the book Caspian than Ben Barnes? hehe

  17. SavedByGrace says:

    Whew! For a minute, I was worried that he had dropped out of the films; thank goodness he didn't. Susan does make a brief appearance in the magician's book, but I don't know about Peter;if he does make an appearance, it'll be interesting to see how they do it.

  18. Silver the Wanderer says:

    Yeah I was talking about how back in the real world, if the movie began with just Edmund and Lucy, people would be wondering where Susan and Peter went. They could, of course, explain it by means of a conversation between Edmund and Lucy, but then there's those people with bad hearing who STILL won't understand ๐Ÿ˜› Haha well I'm looking forward to seeing how it all turns out. It's kind of exciting! ๐Ÿ˜€

  19. Silver the Wanderer says:

    NO DON'T JINX IT! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Noooooooooo ๐Ÿ˜‰

  20. LL says:


  21. Lucy Helen Ycul says:

    I really hope that Peter and Susan get to be in this movie. They were in the old BBC movies. Why can't they be in this one? I really want to see them again.

  22. WillMoseleyandSkandarcrush! says:

    Agree, as long as he(they)are in the movie but not like actual characters, I'm ok. I'm actually glad that there are coming back. I'd miss them a lot. I just hope they're in the movie briefly. As I recall, doesn't Lewis mention Susna goes to America or something?

  23. Mark Friedrich says:

    You forget that Peter and Susan arn' really in the original Narnia books, So I don't see what Peter and Susand would be doing in the VOD moive.

  24. narniafan4ever โ™ฅ says:

    Yep. They both are mentioned in the book. ๐Ÿ˜€

  25. ASLAN'S CHILD says:

    im not sure how i feel about this.i wanna see the real william and anna not some would be awesome to see their faces on the big screan even if it is for a little while!!!

  26. narniafan4ever โ™ฅ says:

    Yes! He does look like the Caspian I thought of when I read the books too! ๐Ÿ˜€ haha

  27. The Batman says:

    Yay!!!! I was really hoping for a cameo appearance from both Will and Anna!!! It won't be deviating from the book, because the book explains where they are in narration, so the movie showing them elsewheres or showing them leaving would be keeping TO the book in explaining their absence. And I really like both of them, so I'd love to see them, just for a bit, anyway ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Sean M says:

    I always thought it would be cool to open VOTDT like TLTWATW, with all the children leaving the house, Peter to visit the professor, Susan and the parents for america, and of course Edmund and Lucy for the Scrubb's.

  29. -queenSUSAN- says:

    yay yay yay!! I really hope both Peter and Susan will be making a quick cameo in the beginning, that would be lovely!

  30. Fan of Narnia 101 says:

    I have mixed feelings about this one. On one hand, I don't want them to have parts in the film, just be mentioned by Lucy or Edmund like in the BBC versions, but then, it would explain better where those two characters are going and why they don't join Edmund and Lucy at Eustace's. Leaning more towards the second hand though.

  31. iLiveInNarnia says:

    Yeah. I knew that. ๐Ÿ˜›
    sorry..brain not thinking right

  32. Anonymous Narnian says:

    I'm fine with seeing Peter again, but where would we fit him in at the beginning? Is there really a place?

  33. Queen Emily of Narnia!! says:


  34. fantasia_kitty says:

    Where did you see they're replacing Will Moseley?

  35. Anonymous Narnian says:

    Let not your heart be troubled, Emily. Remember the update? He's a stand-in, not a replacement. ๐Ÿ™‚ It's all good.

  36. 220chrisTian says:

    Part 3 of Cyclops' interview with Ernie Malik:

    "Cy: Will William Moseley and Anna Popplewell have any role in Dawn Treader?
    Ernie: Another rumor? They do not appear in the book."

    Ernie's wrong! Peter and Susan do "appear" in VDT. Both are mentioned in chapter 1 and Susan in the Lucy-Coriakin's book scene. So what's going on???

  37. Meg Ellen says:

    wasn't william moseley playing peter? why did they take this guy? ๐Ÿ™

  38. Bother Eustace says:

    Notice he doesn't answer whether they'll be in the book or not… he changes the subject. Highly suspicious ๐Ÿ˜›

  39. Bother Eustace says:

    Er, I meant to say movie, not book. My mistake.

  40. ChristProclamer says:

    Well, in PC Tilda explicitly stated that she would NOT be filming any scenes as the White Witch…and then we got the trailer and lo and behold, Tilda lied.

  41. ChristProclamer says:

    He looks like the guy from the Notebook…
    Anyways, I don't really feel strongly about this. I wouldn't mind a cameo of Peter, but I rather hope it's at the end rather than the beginning; random principal character cameos at the beginning of a story can get confusing to the uneducated audience members. I do hope we see both Will and Anna (and it looks like we WILL!), though if not, that's fine too.
    Congratulations to Mr. Morcillo.

  42. Narnia&The_North says:

    Oh my gosh, that would be SOOO cool! That is one change I was hoping they'd make! ๐Ÿ™‚

  43. skandarLover45 says:

    EHMAGAWD!!!!!!!!!!! No fricken way!!!! they cannot replace him!!!!!

  44. Christian says:

    This guy's a stand-in, like a stunt double. This means that Will might be playing in the movie! ๐Ÿ˜€

  45. Loyal Narnian says:

    I really hope they do show Peter and Susan going their different ways for a minute at the beginning of the movie. It would kind of bring a closure to their characters and not feel like a hasty good-bye.

  46. wolfloversk says:

    They're not replacing him, he's just a stand-in. I don't what a stand in is, but if Peter's in the movie it won't be him, it will be Will.

  47. wolfloversk says:

    I wonder why they have a poll if they dropped the franchise, but when I voted Narnia was leading. Only slightly however so vote people. I'll laugh if/when Dawn Treader does awesome, and Disney realizes what they lost. But the move may be good for Narnia, just as long as people realize not to mess with main characters, and the CGI improvements survive the move (they better not make bad changes to Reepicheep or Aslan, they were both really good in the other movies, especially in the scen in PC when Aslan gives Reep his tail back. They really caught the emotion of both characters.)

  48. narnianheart says:

    I don't think he looks very much like Will.

  49. Ariel_of_Narnia says:

    That's a possibility. I wouldn't mind Peter being in it (him being my favourite second to Aslan and all) SO LONG AS he's only in a pre- or post- Narnia part.

  50. Ariel_of_Narnia says:

    Even if they mess it up as bad as PC, I'll like it… to some extent. So far, LWW is by far the best!
    I just hope VDT does well….

  51. Ariel_of_Narnia says:

    tenthofthatname, that is a brilliant idea! I hope you're right (after all, I hated the whole stuck-up Peter thing in PC).

  52. Ariel_of_Narnia says:

    sorry, but what part of "stand-in" do you not get?

  53. Ariel_of_Narnia says:

    Well, they pieced LWW and PC together well enough. They're bound to do so again.

  54. Ariel_of_Narnia says:

    Susan isn't in that scene! (not in person, anyway) Lucy "sees" her in the magic book illustrations.

  55. Ariel_of_Narnia says:

    why, why, WHY did you put that idea in my head?!?!?! **moans**

  56. Ariel_of_Narnia says:

    Actually, she said something about them being able to animate her in and her only needing to record her lines (don't know if that actually happened or not, but the point is that they had the ABILITY to do just that). But either way, she and her kids WERE centaurs.

  57. Ariel_of_Narnia says:

    If Su never makes another appearance, I could care less. If Peter's there, great! Just so long as he doesn't ruin anything.

  58. Ariel_of_Narnia says:

    ooh, good one!

  59. Ariel_of_Narnia says:

    Okay: at Eu's house, yes, only Ed and Lu.
    However, before that, he heard all of them.

    All the same, that's a thought.