When I was on the set for "The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian," the producers were already talking about gearing up production on the third film in the series, and they were negotiating with filmmakers that that point to step in and direct, since Andrew Adamson had decided by that point that he wasn't going to jump into the third film on the franchise.
I loved the optimism, but as it turns out, they didn't jump right into "The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader," and for a while, it didn't look like it was going to happen at all.
Now, with Fox stepping in as the domestic distributor of the new film in the series, replacing Disney as Walden's primary partner, it appears that there will be a good deal of continuity between the films that already exist, although with a few small changes. Both Skandar Keynes and Georgie Henley are back as Edmund and Lucy Pensevie, and there are other characters returning, although with revisions. In the last film, the sword-wielding mouse Reepicheep was voiced by Eddie Izzard, but this time around, Bill Nighy's bringing the little guy to life.
It's good to hear Liam Neeson as Aslan again. At this point, he's one of the signature stylistic touches in the series. This is a strange franchise, and I can't honestly say I love either of the films they're released so far, but I am intrigued at the oh-so-odd world they're building.