Confirmation & Everything We Know
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Confirmation & Everything We Know


  • Now You See Me 3
    has been in the works for several years, but there has been little movement and its future remains uncertain.
  • Ruben Fleischer has been announced as the new director for
    Now You See Me 3
    , bringing his action-comedy style to the franchise.
  • The cast for
    Now You See Me 3
    is unconfirmed, but it is likely that the star-studded ensemble from the previous movies will return, along with possible new additions.

Though announced in 2016, Now You See Me 3 news was scarce until a few major updates reignited interest in the project. The original Now You See Me was a glossy thriller that involved a team of magicians called the Four Horsemen who pull off a series of daring heists using their skills in illusion, hypnosis, and sleight-of-hand. Now You See Me dazzled with its original concept, strong ensemble, and overall wit, even if critics weren’t all that loving. The sequel found similar success, and a franchise was seemingly blossoming.

Rumors have suggested all manner of developments for Now You See Me 3, from the star-studded cast returning to a totally new story serving as a soft reboot of the franchise. Despite high interest, little has been made about the potential sequel in the years since, and the trilogy-capping film seemed to be totally lost. However, new developments have arrived which seem to suggest that Now You See Me 3 is more than an illusion, and could actually find its way to cinemas in the near future.

Now You See Me 3 Latest News

Jesse Eisenberg Gives A Hopeful Update

Not long after the movie was officially confirmed, the latest news comes as a hopeful update on Now You See Me 3 from Jesse Eisenberg. The Adventureland and Social Network star spoke candidly about the future of the long-awaited threequel and hinted that things were moving forward soon. When asked about the filming, Eisenberg said “Hopefully it will happen in the next six months. I think it will, it seems like it will.” Despite confirmation, a definitive timeline has yet to be established for the film.

Now You See Me 3 Is Confirmed

More Magical Trickery Is On The Way

Now You See Me 2 movie review

The announcement from Lionsgate is the first real proof that Now You See Me 3 is officially on the slate, even if adding a director was a big step. The confirmation also comes with a bit of a hint as to what direction the franchise is going, and Lionsgate promised a big shift in tone compared to the first two movies. Fleisher marks the third director to helm a Now You See Me movie, and it is clear that each new filmmaker has left their own stamp on the franchise, and helped to make each installment feel like its own standalone work of art.

Louis Leterrier directed Now You See Me and Jon M. Chu directed Now You See Me 2

Now You See Me 3 Cast

Who Will Return For The Threequel?

The cast of Now You See Me 2

The Now You See Me 3 cast is unconfirmed, but it is likely the third movie would try to bring back its star-studded ensemble. The main cast includes Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, and Dave Franco as the magician heroes. Isla Fisher didn’t return for Now You See Me 2 , leading to Lizzy Caplan joining the cast. However, with them playing two different characters, it is entirely possible each of them could return. Jesse Eisenberg’s latest hopeful update suggests he is signed on to do the film, otherwise, he wouldn’t be so invested in its production

Now You See Me 3: Story Details

What Happens Next?

Mark Ruffalo Now You See Me 2 Character Poster

Now You See Me 3 story details are not yet known, but Now You See Me 2 did leave hints for where the franchise could go from there. The second movie ended with Ruffalo’s character being asked to take over the leadership of The Eye, a secret society of magicians, while offering the tease that the Horsemen would join the society as well. However, some rumors and theories about Now You See Me 3 suggest it could be a soft reboot, and The Eye gives a perfect opportunity for this.

Stream Now You See Me and Now You See Me 2 on Max.

According to Jesse Eisenberg, the script for Now You See Me 3 preserves the tone that made the first two so unique. Gushing about the one-of-a-kind nature of the franchise, Eisenberg said “the thing I love about it so much, having just read the script, it celebrates intelligence and it’s non-violent but exciting​​​​​​​.” While this reveals nothing about the specifics of the story, it at least guarantees that Now You See Me 3 will be a return to form for the unusual Hollywood franchise.

  • now you see me

    Now You See Me

    In the 2013 heist movie Now You See Me, a group of magicians known as “The Four Horsemen” perform elaborate heists during their shows. Meanwhile, FBI agent Dylan Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo) and Interpol detective Alma Drey (Mélanie Laurent) track them down to stop them from pulling off their biggest crime yet. Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, and Dave Franco star as the criminals, while Morgan Freeman plays an expert magician and Michael Caine portrays the team’s sponsor.

    $75 million

    Woody Harrelson, Mélanie Laurent, Jesse Eisenberg, Michael Caine, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman, Common, Isla Fisher, Mark Ruffalo

    Louis Leterrier

    Mystery, Thriller, Crime

    Release Date:


    115 minutes

    Ed Solomon, Edward Ricourt, Boaz Yakin



    Now You See Me 2, Now You See Me 3

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