The sequel to Now You See Me got mixed responses from movie critics, while fans cheered the productions that returned roughly $700 million worldwide at the box office.
The planning for Now, You See Me 3 were already in the works back in 2015, according to Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer.
The production of the movie will take more than normal due to the ongoing worldwide pandemic that slowed down numerous industries, especially in the entertainment business.
Now You See Me 3 will have a different approach to the series than the previous films.
Lionsgate, the studio, provided tidbits of information, but Jesse Eisenberg, who played the role of J. Daniel Atlas in the last movie, mentioned that he would be back in the upcoming movie.
He also mentioned that the plot of the movie would be considerably different from what we’ve seen in past movies.
According to numerous sources, Benedict Cumberbatch will also be part of the movie’s cast.
Other names present in the cast of the upcoming movie are Mark Ruffalo, Lizzy Caplan, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Dave Franco.
The script for the movie will be penned by Eric Warren Stinger, who also worked as a writer for the Top Gun script, which says a lot about his experience.
One of the highlights of his career is an Oscar nomination for American Hustle, the black comedy crime film.
Nathan Kahane, the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group president, stated:
“Eric has always been fascinated with the fine art of deception and illusion in all of its forms and he came 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 key returning cast and new characters.”