Wow can’t you believe it that it has been nearly four years since the release of the heist thriller film Now You See Me on the big screen with 2016s sequel? But despite various repots that year about development on a third installment, no word has since been announced its progress.
ComingSoon.net got the chance to talk with series star Jesse Eisenberg (Resistance) to discuss possibilities of a sequel and the development of his character across both films. While talking about his latest films Resistance and Vivarium, comingsoon asked Eisenberg if he had heard word about any movement on the long-awaited third installment in the heist series, and much to fans’ dismay, the 36-year-old actor confirmed neither he nor his fellow members have heard anything just yet.
Jesse: “I hear occasionally from my friends, the other actors in the movies, that ‘Oh, I’ve heard something’ and I go ‘Oh really? What’d you hear?’, but all we’ve got is ‘Oh, I hear they’re still working on it,’” Eisenberg revealed. “I’ve heard nothing, I wonder what the statute of limitations on that kind of stuff is, because maybe if enough time passes, there might be a decreasing level of interest in it.”
Eisenberg said the following: “I just love my character, I got to help create my character,” Eisenberg discussed. “For the first movie, there was a kind of blueprint of the character, so I said I kind of want to play this brilliant but arrogant magician, because it’s such a fun thing to do. As somebody who’s more of a timid performer, to be able to play such a brash performer was like the best thing, psychologically, for me to do.”
Now You See Me 2, which hit theaters in 2016, saw the group forced to go on the run after being exposed by criminal mastermind Walter Mabry (Daniel Radcliffe, Escape From Pretoria) and help him pull off a job stealing a valuable data chip. The sequel swapped out Fisher for Caplan, as the former was pregnant when production was set to begin, and was a similar success at the box office, grossing over $334 million on a $90 million budget.
Eisenberg can next be seen in the upcoming war biopic Resistance, in which he stars as French Jewish Resistance fighter and iconic mime Marcel Marceau, which will hit select theaters and digital platforms on March 27, and the sci-fi thriller Vivarium, in which he reunites with The Art of Self-Defense co-star Imogen Poots and is set to hit select theaters and digital platforms on March 27.