Set thirteen hundred years after the first film, the mystical creatures of Narnia have been long defeated by the Telmarines (humans). The true heir to the Telmarine thrown, Prince Caspian X (Ben Barnes), flees into the night after an assasination attempt by his uncle, King Miraz (Sergio Castellitto). Surrounded by enemies, Prince Caspian blows the horn of Queen Susan (Anna Popplewell). The horn mystically transports the Pevensie's back to Narnia, where they have only grown a year since their last visit. The High King Peter (William Moseley)takes command and unites the Narnians against the evil King Miraz. Facing daunting odds, Lucy (Georgie Henley) knows they will need the great lion Aslan (Liam Neeson) if they are to be victorious.
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian is like Disney's version of Braveheart. It's epic battles throughout, with a teaspoon of blood for good measure. William Moseley kicks major ass in his final stint as Peter. He told us about the fight training at NYC Comic Con, but I never would have guessed it to be this hardcore. He wracks up a helluva body count that's topped off by the best sword fighting scene since Revenge of the Sith. But no worries for the romantics out there, Anna Popplewell, who's ready to receive hate mail from irate girls, makes nice with Ben Barnes to tone down the violence.
It was great to interview the cast and director Andrew Adamson again. Some of the kids are all grown up. Moseley and Popplewell are ready for the next challenge as their characters exit the books stage left. The reins are handed to Ben Barnes as he gets ready to shoot the third installment, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Ben seemed a bit overwhelmed by all the attention, but he better get used it. The fervor will kick into high gear once the masses see the film. Check out our exclusive cast interview featurette below:
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian is hitting theaters everywhere on May 16th.