Dawn Treader Plot Details!

ChristianityToday has posted an article about the “Narnia Summit” that was held last week, where Walden Media showed footage and walked through the entire script with Christian leaders, Lewis experts, and fan sites like NarniaWeb and NarniaFans. (Read Tirian’s report here)

It is definitly worth reading the entire article, but here are some highlights that will get everyone talking:

The Ending:

Kathy Keller: “I’m glad the final interaction between Aslan and Lucy was there in its unadulterated entirety, because I consider that the pinnacle of the entire seven books.”

I have spoken with Tirian, and he confirmed that the line “there I have another name” is in the film! This is something NarniaWebbers have been concerned about for some time. Rejoice!

The Undragoning:

Keller says she learned that writers originally wanted Eustace, still in dragon form, to fight a sea monster and “earn” his return to human form. But she says Flaherty, a committed Christian, “put them straight that you don’t earn grace, you receive it once you are humbled and aware of your need.”

Tirian also confirmed that, in the film, we will see Aslan ripping the dragon skin off of Eustace! If you have not read the book, you are probably incredibly confused right now. If you have… rejoice again!

And now for the big spoiler:

“I was less than enthusiastic about the imposition of an invented quest to recover the seven swords of the seven lords to undo some evil magic of a new witch,” [Keller] said. “It is a fairly innocuous addition, but as a purist I would have been happier without it.”

Tirian confirmed the bit about the seven swords, but added: “I haven’t seen any evidence of a new witch being added to this story.”

There is sure to be both positive and negative reactions to these spoilers, but it seems that just about everyone in attendance, even those that disliked the first two films, was generally very happy with what they saw and heard.

Thanks to Icarus for the tip!

UPDATE: There was a good deal of confusion due to the line about a witch being in the film. And while both Tirian and Specter from NarniaFans denied it, it was thought that perhaps they weren’t present when the information was given.

However, ChristianityToday released this statement today which puts any confusion to rest. “CT has since learned from Walden that the ‘new witch’ is not in the final version of the film, but was scrapped during script discussions.” So there you go, no witch!

Thanks PrincessMia241 and Narnialover101 for the heads-up!

338 Responses

  1. narniafan4ever ♥ says:

    Amen! 😀

  2. NarnianElf says:

    Actually, I spelled it wrong. It's actually "Amin Mela Lle."

  3. NarnianElf says:

    Wow, I agree too!!

  4. NarnianElf says:

    Well, I talk to myself literally every single minute. My brothers tease me about going insane 😀 lo

  5. NarnianElf says:

    Is that kind of "One Ring to rule them all??"

  6. narniafan4ever ♥ says:

    NarnianElf: From all the comments I have read from you, I think you and I are a lot alike. lol 😀

  7. narniafan4ever ♥ says:

    Ya, lol. 😛

  8. Aravis and Hwin says:

    Hahaha! You're very funny Puddleglum :). Also, that's a great idea Narniafan4ever! Hopefully they do something like that!

  9. Puddleglum says:

    Oh my. All this attention for some advice? Now the other marsh-wiggles will never let me live this down.

    As for the ideas, they have merit, so long as they are done well I suppose.

  10. WOW, I am glad they left out the whitch thing, I don't think I would have paid money to see it then, but now I think it is great. 🙂

  11. Matthias of Redwall says:

    wow I havn't posted a comment forever….
    can't wait for VDT, but I still
    am extremely curious as to who will play Ramandu !!! Does anyone know
    or have any ideas about it?

  12. redeemedqueen says:


  13. NarnianElf says:

    I already have gone crazy 😀 lol

  14. NarnianElf says:

    LOL!! Love the reaction 😀

  15. NarnianElf says:

    I know! My very thoughts exactly! So therefore, I wonder if I know you? Could you reveal your identity? 😀 Haha, we should meet up.

  16. NarnianElf says:

    What kind of questions?

  17. NarnianElf says:

    Haha, awesome. I LOVE Lord of the Rings! I'm a horrible poet, though. I've tried making my own poems about Narnia and LOTR and Eragon, but they never seem to work out. 😀 I'd better just leave that to them.

  18. Aslan says:

    Yes! I am so so glad that they are not going to include the 'New Witch' in the Voyage of the Dawn Teader. That would have spoiled it for me, because I want the movie to be as close to the books as possible.

  19. TheScribblingScribe says:

    I'm really glad they saw fit to ask the advice of Lewis fans and Christian leaders. It shows that they do care about getting it right!
    I really really really really really really really hope they carry the gospel message through the movie. It's so vital. If they don't have it… well, let's hope they do!
    Pray! 🙂

  20. Oh My Gosh! I totally agree with all of you… but can't you guys spel "witch" right??!!

  21. i accidentally spelled "spell" wrong… sorry!

  22. Did you see what Caspian in gonna look like?? WOW! I wonder if he is going to forget Susan or somthin when he meets Ramandu's daughter… hmmm… anyways, i think the relationship thing with Susan was stupid anyways.

  23. narniafan4ever ♥ says:

    Thanks! I am glad that I am not the only one who likes the idea! 😉

  24. narniafan4ever ♥ says:

    haha! agreed! I wish that Hollywood, in general, wouldn't ruin awesome stories by adding in some love twist when it isn't originally in the story…. 😉

  25. 🙂 Thanks. And I am sorry but…I am a REALLY bad speller. It is one of my worst subjects. 😉

  26. Omac the centaur says:

    hm, i personally liked the witch idea… bet it was way out of the book.

  27. Omac the centaur says:

    i meant "but"

  28. Omac the centaur says:

    i totally agree with u. they so messed that up.

  29. Omac the centaur says:

    mine 2.

  30. 🙂 My older sister has the same problem as us. I think I may have got that from her. 😉

  31. Matthias of Redwall says:

    yeah I agree, they shouldn't put love stories in a book-based movie when they aren't meant to be apart of the story.
    Of course ramandu's daughter and caspian's marriage is part of the story, so it's all good. 🙂

  32. QueenAravis14 says:

    Are they even going to have Caspian marry Ramandu's daughter in the movie???

  33. Narnia4ever says:

    i know – me too!!! if they did put a witch in there i'd be so disappointed and actually kind of furious

  34. Narnia4ever says:

    I KNOW! i'm so glad the i have another name line is in there too!!!!!!!!!

  35. Narnia_Believer says:

    i am so glad that C.S. Lewis was a Christian. Although he strayed from his faith a little, I am glad that J.R.R. Tolkien was there to bring him back to reality. Are you a Christia?

  36. Narnia_Believer says:

    I hope not! It is wrong that hollywood puts so much love in movies when the books didn't have and ounce of it! I was dissapointed with Prince Caspian the movie, I hope they do better with Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

  37. Narnia_Believer and Lord of the Rings Lover says:

    I am Narnia_Believer. I just changed my name when i read your name. I am and ENORMOUS fan of Lord of the Rings, i can't wait for the Hobbit to coem out! i am actually a good speller, but sometimes, i am lazy and just write it wrong for the funof it. =)

  38. Narnia_Believer and Lord of the Rings Lover says:

    Oops! i just spelled a whole lot of stuff wrong! =O