Now You See Me 3 will have special magic tricks to keep the audience guessing
The first two Now You See Me films received mixed reviews from critics and a more positive response from audiences, grossing nearly $700 million at the worldwide box office. As expected, the series will get a third movie, which is currently in development. In May 2015, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer announced that they had indeed “already started planning early” for Now You See Me 3.
This time, the story of four magicians will bring a different range of exceptional magic to keep the audience entertained and wanting more.
Lionsgate Chairman Nathan Kahane said: “The Now You See Me franchise was designed to keep audiences amazed 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, the production of the film is underway but it is progressing a little slower 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.
Even though there aren’t many updates on its plot, cast, and other details, it looks like the third movie will be different from previous sequels. Now You See Me 3 would focus on a new style of flight.
Nathan Kahane said: “Eric has always been fascinated by the art of deception and illusion in all its forms and he has come to us with a great story that picks up 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 via online media that he would be cast as either a villain or a cop in the film.
Lizzy Caplan 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 star Thaddeus Bradley, Jack Wilder, Dylan Rhodes, Arthur Tressler and Merritt McKinney respectively.
Eric Warren Singer will write the screenplay for the third installment. Eric previously worked as one of the scriptwriters for Top Gun: Maverick. He was nominated for an Oscar for the dark comedy crime film, American Hustle.
Now You See Me 3 is set to release in 2022. Stay with Devdiscourse for the latest movie updates.
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