‘Now You See Me 3’ Release Date, News & Update: Third Movie Happening Despite Flop Sequel; Will Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco Return?

Sep 23, 2016 07:02 AM EDT | By Laine Lucas

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  • 'Now You See Me 2' World Premiere
  • 'Now You See Me 3' is still happening and the core cast is expected to return.
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"Now You See Me 2" failed to capture the interest of moviegoers as it did not perform well at the box office like the original movie did. However, that didn't stop Lionsgate from developing a sequel. "Now You See Me 3" is in the works and Jon M. Chu, who also directed the second film, will be back to on the director's seat.

Plans for "Now You See Me 3" was already revealed before the release of the second movie. There were even rumors that the third film was canceled. However, Chu spoke to Collider recently to confirm that there will still be a sequel and that the team is already in the stage of developing the story. "Yeah, we're writing it right now. We're in the middle of it," the director said. "We're just getting it all together right now. It's all scheduling, really. That's the hardest part," he added.

Since the movie is still early in its stages, not much is known at this point but one can speculate that "Now You See Me 3" will offer something fresh and interesting as Chu teased that the team currently has "really fun ideas." Den of Geek reported that the third movie will also have the core cast back on board.

"Now You See Me 2" released in June 2016 but the Blu-Ray/DVD version released on Sept. 6. The second movie stars Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Daniel Radcliffe and Lizzy Caplan. Caplan replaced Isla Fisher as the female member of the group. The same team from the second movie is expected to make a comeback for "Now You See Me 3."

Since the sequel is still very much in the writing stage, it's too early to make predictions about its plot and the release date. Fans should just stay tuned for more "Now You See Me 3" news and updates.

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