Eragon Comes to Disney+, But Fans Want More


For fans of Lord of the Rings or Star Wars, the Inheritance Cycle series was a welcome fantasy series back in 2001 when Christopher Paolini (a fifteen-year-old) first self-published it. The first book, Eragon, tells the tale of the protagonist, his dragon Saphira, his mentor Brom, and their quest to make Eragon a Dragon Rider in the face of obstacles like the evil king Galbatorix. “Eragon” was given a movie adaptation in 2006 by 20th Century Fox, and even though the Eragon movie featured satisfactory special effects and well-established talents like Once Upon A Time‘s Rob Carlyle and The Lion King‘s Jeremy Irons, it was soundly rejected by fans. Christopher Paolini himself has acknowledged that he’s not thrilled with the movie, and is a supporter of the popular hashtag #EragonRemake. Recently, the Eragon film was added to Disney+, and Paolini celebrated on Twitter:

While the average viewer might be surprised by Paolini’s double-edged message–praising the movie’s addition to the streaming service while also requesting that it’s redone–anyone familiar with the #EragonRemake campaign will understand why the author is capitalizing on the temporary extra media attention. Paolini and his fans have been on a mission to get an Eragon remake in the version of a TV show, with Disney, since June 20th. So far, Disney has turned down this opportunity, but the #EragonRemake effort continues.


Fans are eager to get a series that will actually match the books’ potential (the series contains in-depth fantasy realms belonging to elves, dwarves, and dragons, as well as complex battles and magic that wasn’t fully fleshed-out in the movie), and they think that a TV show would better suit the storylines.

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Whether the #EragonRemake succeeds or not, the 2006 movie is now available on Disney+. Go watch it and tell us what you think!

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Sharon is a writer and animal lover from New England. Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures!

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