Disney's completely packed panel was about all things Narnia this afternoon, and the biggest piece of news was the fact that they'll be releasing a new Chronicles of Narnia film every May, starting with Prince Caspian 2008, and continuing through the rest of the seven books.
While that's fairly exciting news, I sure hope that doesn't mean the films will suffer as a result. It takes a lot of time and effort to make a film replete with special effects that's based on a classic series ... will they be able to keep that up? With five more movies yet to come after next May, that's a lot of simultaneous work that'll be going on. If the movies end up being disappointing in any way, the first thing people will blame will be a rushed production schedule.
Still, as long as they do some serious justice to The Magician's Nephew, I'm all for it. There's nothing more frustrating than waiting years for the next installment in one of your favorite film series to come out.