The first two films of Now You See Me received mixed reviews from critics and a more positive response from audiences, grossing nearly $ 700 million at the global box office. As expected, the series will get a third film, which is currently in development. In May 2015, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer announced that they had indeed “already started planning” for Now You See Me 3.
This time, the Four Magicians Tale will bring a different array of exceptional magic to keep audiences entertained and begging for more.
Lionsgate Chairman Nathan Kahane said: “The Now You See Me franchise was designed to keep audiences surprised and guessing. Any great magician knows you can’t keep doing the same tricks. And Eric and his team illusionists have something special up their sleeve for this new film. “
Currently, production of the film is underway but it is progressing a little more slowly than the previous films. The past two years have been chaotic for the entertainment industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the production of Now You See Me 3 has also been affected.
While there aren’t many updates on its plot, cast, and other details, it looks like the third film will be different from the previous sequels. Now You See Me 3 would focus on a new style of flying.
Nathan Kahane said: “Eric has always been fascinated by the art of deception and illusion in all its forms and it has come to us with a great story that takes the mythology of Now You See Me and pushes The Four Horsemen to a whole new level with our returning key cast and new characters. “
Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch has joined the cast. However, a buzz circulated through online media that he would be seen as a villain or a cop in the film.
LizzyCaplan will return to reprise her role as Lula May in Now You See Me 3. Other returning stars include Morgan Freeman, Dave Franco, Michael Caine and Woody Harrelson. They will play Thaddeus Bradley, Jack Wilder, Dylan Rhodes, Arthur Tressler and Merritt McKinney respectively.
Eric Warren Singer will write the script for the third installment. Eric previously worked as one of the screenwriters for Top Gun: Maverick. It was nominated for an Oscar for the black comedy detective film, American Hustle.
Now You See Me 3 is slated for release in 2022. Stay with Devdiscourse for the latest movie updates.
Read also: Sweet Home Season 2: Netflix still silent on its renewal despite many stories to tell