Scott Stuber, Netflix, Mentions Greta Gerwig’s Narnia

During a recent interview with Collider, Scott Stuber, Head of Netflix Film, said:

 “Well, I think people know that we’re aspirationally trying to get Greta Gerwig’s Narnia together and get that movie, which will be next year.” 

Scott Stuber

Read the full story. Collider’s interpretation of this statement is that Netflix hopes filming will begin in 2024. But, there are undoubtedly many factors that would need to align in order for that to happen.

This is the first time Netflix has publicly acknowledged Greta Gerwig helming their Narnia adaptations.

7 Responses

  1. Glumpuddle says:

    Netflix has probably been hoping to start filming “next year” since… 2018 when they first got the rights. 😉

  2. Impending Doom says:

    While other headlines will make it sound like it’s a sure bet filming will begin next year, this quote is actually quite vague.

    Based on Gerwig’s recent comments about starting her writing process, I doubt we’ll see filming start next year.

    In reality, this update is another “hoping to start production” story that we’ve been hearing for the past 10 years with Narnia movies.

  3. Longtime Site Lurker says:

    I like Greta a lot. I also like Narnia a lot. But I am not excited in the slightest. I think we’ve been through so much as fans the last 20 years, not just of Narnia but of many franchises, that I’m kind of just content to see filmmakers never touch the series again. Just kind of over it all.

  4. Cleander says:

    Don’t care if it’s production or filming he means, next year wouldn’t be too soon for me!

  5. Anna says:

    This time last year I was thinking we wouldn’t be seeing anymore Narnia and here we are with news about filming?! Things move quickly when you’re Greta Gerwig, I guess!

  6. Irish Narnian says:

    My concern would be that they’re rushing to push out a product rather than allowing Gerwig time to properly work on her script. Maybe Gerwig is further along in the process but still.

  7. This comment does sound very tentative. I suppose they could start filming in December 2024 which is over a year away. That would also be 7 years since Joe Johnston said he would start filming in the winter. So yeah, it still feels far off! But I’m hopeful we’ll actually get this movie at some point. Given that Gerwig is still talking about it in interviews, even though she probably had lots of phone calls after Barbie’s mega successful box office run.