Hollywood has always fascinated people when it came to heist films. And what better than Now You See Me (NYSM). The first installment of the American heist thriller released in theatres 21 May 2013. Louis Leterrier directed the film with a screenplay by Ed Solomon, Boaz Yakin, and Edward Ricourt and a story by Yakin and Ricourt.
The film revolves around four street magicians who ransack a huge amount of money from an insurance baron. Now You See Me follows the journey of the ‘The Four Horsemen’ as they come up new and exciting tricks to fool the FBI agents chasing them. So far there have two installments in the franchise with the second installment releasing way back in 2016. And the fans are eagerly waiting for the third part in the acclaimed film franchise.
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Now You See Me 3: Release Date
Now You See Me 3 (NYSM 3) was officially greenlit even before Now You See Me 2(NYSM 2) was still running in theatres. NYSM 2 received severe backlash after its release and made a disappointing collection at the domestic box office. However, the film did manage to do well at the worldwide box office. NYSM 3 is officially back in development and it is confirmed that Lionsgate has officially got a screenwriter on board. But at this point, it is impossible to state as to when we can expect NYSM 3 in theatres.
What To Expect From NYSM 3?
The studio has confirmed that they have a completely new take on NYSM 3. This means that the franchise may be moving on.
The Eye, a secret society of magicians, has been one of the most interesting elements throughout the first two installments. This means it can be the main focus in NYSM 3. We saw FBI Agent Dylan Rhodes take over leadership of The Eye. It is reported that Benedict Cumberbatch, known for hits like Doctor Strange, Sherlock (TV Show), The Imitation Game, is being cast as the new villain. This certainly will add to the plot. The previous installment revealed a lot of deep secrets leading The Four Horsemen further into the world of The Eye. Now with Dylan at the top, it will be interesting to see as to what twists and turns the new film takes.
Who Will Be Returning For The New Film?
The studio hasn’t guaranteed that the original cast members will be back for NYSM 3. But they have said that there will be room for the original characters to appear. This is how we expect the cast to be:
- Jesse Eisenberg as Atlas
- Woody Harrelson as Merritt
- Dave Franco as Jack
- Lizzy Caplan as Lula
- Morgan Freeman as Thadeus Bradley
- Benedict Cumberbatch (Character Undisclosed)
As we mentioned before, the studio is looking to move on. This means there can be a completely new cast for NYSM 3. Stay Tuned for more updates on the cast and the plot!