Aslan may have killed her in the first Narnia movie, but that hasn’t stopped the White Witch from showing up in all of the sequels. First some dissident Narnians tried to bring her back from the dead in Prince Caspian. Then, a few weeks ago, her face showed up on the newest display ad for The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. And now, reports The Torch Online, the possibility that she might have a role, however small, in all of the remaining sequels is “under consideration.” (Within the original novels, she appeared in only one of the six sequels, namely The Magician’s Nephew, and that one hasn’t been turned into a film yet.)
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader doesn’t come to theatres until December, and the first trailer won’t premiere online until tomorrow night, so if you’re wondering just what the White Witch is doing in this latest installment of the franchise, there isn’t a lot of information to go by just yet. But for what it’s worth, executive producer Perry Moore tells The Torch Online, cryptically: “She appears right where you think she would when you read the book — in a surprising way you could never guess that is at the same time true to the core of the book.” So we’d “think” it but we’d never “guess” it? How does that work? Meanwhile, Paul Martin at Narnia Fans says the White Witch will return “for a dream sequence and nothing more,” and that her appearance in the current sequel will likely be “shorter” than it was in the previous sequel.