April Fools: The Jadis Question

Hope you enjoyed our April Fools jokes this year!

NarniaWeb has received various reports from Fox/Walden concerning Jadis’ involvement with The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician’s Nephew. Fans of the book will doubtless remember how Jadis is awakened by Digory and Polly as they explore the ruins of a destroyed world; however, her involvement in the production of the upcoming film adaptation remains foggy.

Last Wednesday at a conference in East Timor Hillary Uss, a spokesperson for Walden Media mentioned that Jadis’ origins may have to be different in the upcoming film, from what they are in the books. “The one thing we don’t want the audience thinking,” Uss said, “is that Digory is responsible for the evil that befalls Narnia. Doing so would give the wrong impression to the viewers of the film.” To remedy this, it seems as if the filmmakers are going to have Digory and Polly arrive in Charn soon after Jadis’ use of the Deplorable Word. “I think that the audience will be really impressed with some of the shots that we have planned. The city is going to be absolutely destroyed! This destruction is obviously Jadis’ doing.” Uss went on to say, “If everything goes well, the film will clearly show that Uncle Andrew is the one that is responsible for the witch entering the young world of Narnia. We hope to accomplish this by showing the manner in which he forces the children into the recently destroyed Charn. It also gives a great opportunity to show Jadis strong-arming the children, and will give a really great dynamic between the three characters.”

Hillary Uss went on to elaborate on the character of Jadis. “We’re beginning to look for actresses who would be willing to play such a sinister character,” she said. “Tilda Swinton is a brilliant actress, but many fans of the book seem to be getting angry with her involvement in the films, and have been slapping the floor in frustration at seeing her in Prince Caspian and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. We must also face the fact that Tilda has aged considerably since the filming of The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. For these reasons, Fox thought that it might be better to remove her from any future films.” When questioned about the actresses interested in the role, she replied, “I’m not at liberty to say at this point, but there are several teenage superstars driving the streets of Hollywood these days. Our casting department has been in contact with a good number of them already, and we have already made a great deal of progress in finding the next White Witch.” One such superstar reported to have been approached is teen sensation Rebecca Black, whose video “Friday” went viral recently. When questioned about this, Uss was quoted as saying, “Well, I can’t confirm that of course, but I’ll say that if Black was chosen, it would be the sort of fit for which we’re looking. She’s modern, current, and since she’s been bullied over her incredible music video, she’ll understand the bullying themes of this film, which will give her even more insight into the character we’re trying to portray.” Hillary Uss went on to say that it is Fox/Walden’s hope that using a younger actress to portray Jadis will place more pressure on the relationship that Jadis has with Digory and Polly. “This film will really help modern teenagers see just how bad bullying can be, and just how big of a threat that bullies can pose.”

Further developments on this late breaking story will be coming soon as more is revealed to us within the next few days.

105 Responses

  1. Hannah says:

    I slap floor, for sure! Rebecca Black…great guys… Definitely the best joke I think I've heard today!

  2. yeswelovenarnia says:

    hahahahah glumpuddle!!!!

  3. yeswelovenarnia says:

    hahaha I almost would have believed this cept I made it a point today to really not believe anything I read (cept for my school 😉 lol) And also I sorta saw the first comment….and also when it got to the part about Rebecca Black?? honestly..they were just talking about her being Polly….lol this is sooo funny tho!!!

  4. Nathan says:


    Of course people don't like Tilda'a involvement in Prince Caspian and The Dawn Treader. Because she's not in those books!!!!

    But Jadis IS in The Magician's Nephew. Therefore you HAVE to use Tilda!!! There is no other option!!!

    These filmmakers are doing the exact INVERSE of what fans really want!

    How can they be so STUPID?!!

  5. Nathan says:

    Oh, wait. Today is April Fool's Day.

    Nevermind. I guess I'm the stupid one.

  6. Lucy says:

    Don't feel bad, I'm usually the one who falls for these stupid jokes (I forget about April Fools because I don't partispate in it for two reasons; one for religious reasons and two cuz I suck at coming up with pranks anyway), but this year I was lucky enough to remember because I've been dying for it to be April so I can get VDT on dvd already, since I've been just aching to see it again without that annoying guy who pestered me in the theater talking over all the dialoge. Eight more days till release…then five for the movie to come in the mail if I'm lucky! So yeah, don't feel bad about falling for the fake story, I used to all the time. Heck, last year they had me half-convinced that Celine Dieon was singing a song for Caspian and Lilliandil on the VDT soundtrack!

  7. mattbrown631 says:

    I hope this is an April Fools joke.

  8. waggawerewolf27 says:

    How hilarious! I'd like to meet this Ms Uss. 😀 Maybe next year.

  9. Louloudi the Centaur says:

    I came prepared for this. So, the leaked script for The Magician's Nephew is too, right? Great jokes this year, NarniaWeb staff.

  10. Moonwood says:

    very creative, really funny–would have loved to see the look on Mayor Wilkins' face

  11. Akie says:

    Yes, i really hope this is an April Fools joke too.

  12. Hermit of the Northern March says:

    Just a compliment to Tilda; I don't think she's too old to play Jadis again.

  13. Another good one 😀

  14. Sorry I didn't believe for a minute, except for the title. And Rebecca is a new singer; "Friday" is extremely terrible, for various reasons, but she has potential if she gets more experience. And I'm talking about SINGING, not becoming Jadis. Tilda is perfect no matter how old she gets. 🙂

  15. LOLOLOLOL no wonder the Uss looked so suspicious! HILLARYUSS!!!!

  16. Akie says:

    Please, is this an April fool?

  17. High Queene Shelly Belly says:

    how can WHO be so stupid? lol here's the fork, eat some crow 😉

  18. High Queene Shelly Belly says:

    you had me til justin beiber and rebbbecca black, i'm such a sap! haha well done!

  19. Reepicheep says:

    Please let this be April fools, since I HATE Rebecca Black's song, it's the worst song ever!

  20. Musgrave says:

    Just like the White Witch in VDT of a few years ago?

  21. wolfloversk says:

    Negative. We've had one (give or take) come true every year for the past three years, first Suspian, then the WW in VDT, and finally the pre-VDT news blackout. (Ok so it wasn't a blackout, but they could have advertised it much better!!!)

  22. Fireflower says:

    It's April Fool's day! Don't trust him!

  23. Tarwe, the Narnian Elf says:

    I thought you were serious at first, Daniel! Another good joke! I have been laughing about Justin Bieber all day!

    You guys are so funny! "Keep it up, Chief! Keep it up! No one says it better than you!"

  24. littlej_thevaliant says:

    Even if it was true…dont forget that we meet Jadis before she eats the silver apple…that gives her YOUTH and eternal life, so with just a little CG work, the "age" wont be a problem!

  25. narnian resident says:

    ok, the minute it mentioned Rebecca Black, i thought to myself "this has to be an April Fool's joke. there's just no way. no way at all…."
    (oh please God, dont let that happen! i shall cry my heart out!)

  26. RideOn says:

    The whole thing's hilarious.

  27. wow!! funny and mean all at the same time!! lol

  28. QueenLucytheValient says:

    Haha,Justin Beiber! That is even crazier than Rebecca Black. I think that I would cry if this April Fool's joke came true.

  29. Sam says:

    Wow, that sounds like they've really thought through the plot holes in the book! I can't wait to hear more news! though
    I would have thought Miley Cyrus a better choice for the WW IMHO. 😀 (Happy April fools)

  30. Not Of This World says:

    Wow. That was, uh, annoying.

  31. Whew!They really got mr going for a while. I stared at the page a whole minute before I noticed the date. LOL 😉

  32. Just got into town after being gone all weekend and just saw this. Believed it hook, line, and sinker. You had me scared! 🙂

  33. Braden Woodburn says:

    Oh how I would really love if Tilda Swinton played her role as The White Witch again. She is so fantasic and the tone of her voice as she is playing the part always gives me chills. Thank goodness this was all a joke.

  34. reepicheep's_fangirl says:

    so now Rebecca's playing both Polly AND Jadis??? Wow, guys, this April Fools day joke was SO well cordinated. 😉
    I'm just kidding 🙂

  35. reepicheep's_fangirl says:

    does this mean Justin Bieber is playing Digory and Aslan now?
    lol, SCAAARY 🙂

  36. reepicheep's_fangirl says:

    Why would u cry if Justin played Digory? If i found out he was really playing him, i would probably commit suicide. 🙂

  37. reepicheep's_fangirl says:

    oh yeah, can u picture Rebecca complaining over the bare arms thing? Priceless! 🙂
    How about Justin as Uncle Andrew telling Polly to choose any ring she wants? "Baby" much! "I'd buy you aaanything, I'd buy you aaany ring…" lol, i think i'm gonna be laughing about this joke for years to come. 😉

  38. reepicheep's_fangirl says:

    sorry, Not of This World, but you asked and u got an answer. i feel ur pain. 😉

  39. reepicheep's_fangirl says:

    haha, i don't even need a April Fools joke about him acting as Digory to make me laugh at Justin Bieber. He's just laughable 😉

  40. Aslan's #1 fan says:

    I agree! I was taken in for a little while!

    But then I remembered that in a interview Tilda Swinton said something to the effect that MN is her favorite books of the series!
    Ha good prank! It doesn't matter if Tilda got a major award, she most likely will fight to become Jadis! Think about it dear fellow taken in, I mean seriously. Don't believe it for moment!

  41. Not Of This World says:


  42. Samuel says:

    Oh I'd love to see Tilda Swinton fight Rebecca Black any day! lol

  43. Glimfeather says:

    This is getting funny!

  44. Glimfeather says:

    But honestly,I would really like someone else to play jadis cause I'm getting tired of Tilda appearing in all the Narnia films,and I would also like a younger actress.

  45. narniafan1 says: