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Voice of Aslan Found!

Published July 13, 2005 in Movie News
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Disney
The Cronicles of Narnia Liam Neeson will do the voice of Aslan.
While I do love Liam Neeson as a staple actor for any film, I am unsure with the latest decision by Disney to have Liam voice the role of Aslan forThe Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.

Chronicles of Narnia Get Neeson

Liam Neeson does have a strong voice, but not the type of strong that should come out of a lion. The rumored option for Aslan was initially Brian Cox [X-Men United], but his voice would have made Aslan sound like he is dying from emphysema; so I guess Neeson is a step up.

According to reports coming in and across the web, Cox supposedly had the role of Aslan up until his voice began to change due to sudden weight loss. Obviously you can't have your most powerful character sounding like a pussy, so Disney pushed Cox and replaced him [allegedly] with Liam Neeson. However, it has been stated that the studio was looking for a younger sounding voice for Aslan, something of which that Neeson does not possess. To whom can we turn?

As of now, expect Neeson to be in the top position for the voice of Aslan. But that doesn't mean we can't cheer for other names such as Sean Bean or James Earl Jones. Sean Bean is on the list of contenders to voice Aslan, and I couldn't agree with that choice more. Besides being a great actor, Bean offers a powerful, yet calming, voice that resembles that of a noble leader. James Earl Jones has not been mentioned to do the voice of Aslan in Chronicles of Narnia, but his voice would probably remain to be the most powerful of all.

Since this Aslan story has begun to run rampant across the web, expect official updates shortly.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe will arrive to theatres on December 9th.

For the trailer, movie stills, clips, and synopsis, go to the The Chronicles of Narnia Movie Page.

Stay tuned for updates.

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