Greta Gerwig Is Reportedly Set To Direct A New "Chronicles Of Narnia" Adaptation, So Here Are The Best Reactions To The News

    Following Barbie, everyone's wondering what Greta Gerwig will do next, and it's apparently adapting the beloved book series The Chronicles of Narnia.

    It's no secret that this summer belongs to Barbie. It's easily the most highly anticipated movie of 2023, and as we get closer to its release, everyone (myself included) is getting more and more excited.

    Margot Robbie as "Barbie" driving a convertible with Ryan Gosling as Ken in the backseat holding a set of rollerblades

    With the hype surrounding Barbie at an all-time high — every single poster, trailer, press day, and more has fans freaking out on the internet over the movie — it's no surprise that people are already wondering what's next for those behind the movie.

    Two Kens facing off with "Barbie" in between trying to diffuse the situation

    Namely, everyone is excited to see what Greta Gerwig will do next. Prior to directing and co-writing Barbie, she notably wrote and directed Lady Bird in 2017 and Little Women in 2019.

    Closeup of Greta Gerwig

    Barbie marks Greta's first major "blockbuster" film, which is something she's been wanting to do for a while. In a recent New Yorker article, Jeremy Barber, an agent at UTA who represents Greta, said, "Greta and I have been very consciously constructing a career. Her ambition is to be not the biggest woman director but a big studio director. And Barbie was a piece of I.P. that was resonant to her."

    Ryan Gosling and Greta Gerwig behind the scenes of "Barbie"

    In the same New Yorker piece, it was reported that Greta "has a deal with Netflix to write and direct at least two films based on C. S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia."

    Screenshots from "The Chronicles of Narnia"

    Netflix has not officially commented on the news, but the streamer did acquire the film and TV rights to The Chronicles of Narnia book series in 2018.

    James McAvoy as Mr. Tumnus and Georgie Henley as Lucy Pevensie walking through the snow in "The Chronicles of Narnia"

    At the time, co-CEO of Netflix Ted Sarandos said, "Families have fallen in love with characters like Aslan and the entire world of Narnia, and we’re thrilled to be their home for years to come."

    The Pevensie siblings stand alongside Prince Caspian in "The Chronicles of Narnia"

    Of course, prior to Netflix, Disney and Fox made adaptations of the beloved C. S. Lewis series. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader were released in 2005, 2008, and 2010 respectively.

    Screenshots from the "Narnia" films

    While Greta adapting The Chronicles of Narnia is still clearly in the very EARLY stages, the news didn't stop the internet from going absolutely wild over what she could bring to a new adaptation:

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    does anyone have greta gerwig's phone number? i need to talk to her about my client will poulter

    — gwen 🏹 (@narnialogy) July 4, 2023
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    With many calling out how amazing Greta's take on Susan Pevensie would be:

    imagine susan pevensie having her own Greta Gerwig Monologue™️: warrior at adolescence, queen of a kingdom, beloved by all, forcibly returned to our world, unable to go back the land she once ruled over, exiled from narnia, alone & grieving her dead siblings

    — liana 🏹 (@witchofcharn) July 3, 2023
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    If Greta Gerwig can bring the same level of thoughtfulness and care to Susan Pevensie as she did Amy March, I am 100% in favor of this creative choice

    — Carly Lane-Perry 🥯 (@carlylane) July 3, 2023
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    And others hilariously offered up some casting options, namely this viral tweet pointing out that Timothée Chalamet and Saoirse Ronan, who have collaborated with Greta more than once in the past, should appear in the movies:

    Timothée and Saoirse keeping their phones on:

    — Rohita Kadambi (@RohitaKadambi) July 3, 2023
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    And some wanted to make sure we also remember how incredible the original casting for the first adaptations were:

    I don’t think anything will be able to top the impact the first narnia cast had on me and what they achieved with that story

    — claire🥀 (@blackstairshq) July 3, 2023
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    Also, this isn't the first beloved book series to get a new adaptation. Notably, Percy Jackson is being adapted into a TV series for Disney+ after it was previously adapted into two movies starring Logan Lerman.

    Whether Greta ends up re-adapting the Pevensie children's adventures or exploring other stories within the Narnia universe, I am super excited to see it!

    Screenshot from "The Chronicles of Narnia"

    What do you think of the possible upcoming The Chronicles of Narnia adaptation? Tell us in the comments below!