As it made its way into the movie halls in the early June of 2013, the magical film Now You See Me performed extremely well, defying its critic’s expectations. And with the assistance of a unique script and charming actors, particularly Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Stamp Ruffalo, Isla Fisher, and Dave Franco, the movie’s clever blend of comedy and action demonstrated the ideal way to make a blockbuster movie, gathering well over $300 million in box office around the world.
So, it did not come to us as a surprise when the people at Lionsgate’s Films rapidly decided to make a sequel, casting the same actors in the first movie, with maybe an addition here and here.
Is Now You See Me 3 Happening?
The new addition that we’re sure of is Lizzy Caplan, who will be replacing Fisher due to her pregnancy. Not only this but while talk of Now You See Me 2 was still in process, they already had seemed to make up their minds about the one after that. Now You See Me 3 was given the green light while Now You See Me 2 was still in theaters, which further proves the confidence the directors and producers had in it.
Plans for that eagerly awaited spin-off were suddenly put into a complete halt for no apparent reason, and till now, the idea was sitting somewhere in complete darkness. Gratefully, Lionsgate shed some light on it after some time, and they realized that they had to go forward with it. In this article, we will cover everything that has been released about Now You See Me 3 till now.
Now You See Me 3 Release Date
Since the release was JUST made public, it is obvious that not much information has been released yet. However, if we are completely honest, that “progress” of the story which we can anticipate, and the plot of Now You See Me three, which is still being written and discussed upon, will probably start where the last one ended, attempting to continue where they left their existing characters off.
Now You See Me 3 Expected Cast
One thing is sure that the original cast from the previous two movies will definitely make a return for another movie. There is no official update about the cast. There are rumors that BBC Sherlock or MCU’s Doctor Strange Benedict Cumberbatch may join the franchise for the third part.
Now You See Me 3 Expected Storyline and New Writers in Franchise
Lionsgate has at last recruited a scriptwriter in their team to create a script for the film after some rejections and years of stillness. Yes, you heard that right; as it turns out, Now You See Me and Now You See Me 2’s original screenwriter Ed Solomon will not be returning to write the third movie within the franchise. For Now You See Me 2, they have also let go of John M. Chu (the director of both the first and the second part) and have left the director’s position vacant for now, unless they find someone worthy of it.
With both of them taking off and a fresh hire joining on board, it is conceivable we will see a somewhat distinctive adaptation of the movie than when it was first made. The great announcement is that Lionsgate is bringing in a legitimate scriptwriter to write the story, especially Oscar-nominated for American Hustle and Beat Weapon: Maverick. He said that he landed the job as a part-time thing but got invested in it not long after.
As that news was spilled into the world, people have been expecting a lot from him, and if you go through people’s tweets about this, you will know the trouble he might get himself into if he screws this up. This also implies that the writing of the script is in process and that there is likely not much else going on yet. Sadly, this also means that we don’t have a single idea about when Now You See Me three might be released for the audience. A source said they are trying to release it as soon as possible, but we can’t be so sure about it in the middle of a pandemic.