Because, of course, this sort of thing is so important:
In a May 13 review of “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian,” The Associated Press, relying on production notes from Walt Disney Pictures, reported that the film was an adaptation of the second book in C.S. Lewis’ series.
“Prince Caspian” was chronologically the second book to be released in the series. But after more of the series was written, it became sequentially the fourth book.
I especially love the way the AP blames the production notes for any possible misunderstanding. For a handy introduction to the underlying issue — the debate over whether the books ought to be read chronologically or sequentially — click here.
I suppose one day, when someone gets around to remaking Star Wars (1977), the AP will have to issue a “clarification” that they were relying on the production notes when they called it the first film in George Lucas’s series, rather than the fourth.