Other than the triumphant return of the Four Horsemen, there’s a lot more to be excited about the 2nd “Now You See Me” film.
The first official trailer for “Now You See Me 2” finally made its debut online, offering us a first look at the new magic-themed caper thriller film.
As seen in the trailer, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman, and Michael Caine are returning to the sequel to reprise their respective roles. Since Isla Fisher was pregnant during principal photography, Lizzy Caplan is replacing her as the female lead, but in a different role.
The story will take place after the events in the first film, with the magicians resurfacing for another mind-bending adventure, elevating the limits of stage illusion to new heights and taking them around the globe.
In the first film, they outwitted the FBI and won the public’s adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles. This time around, they come back with another spectacular performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than Walter Mabry, a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet.
Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all.
“Harry Potter” actor Daniel Radcliffe is featured in the sequel as the song of insurance magnate Arthur Tressler (played by Caine), but he is surprisingly the weakest magician of all. Jay Chou also joined the cast as Li, but no additional details regarding his role were revealed.
“Jem and the Holograms” helmer Jon M. Chu is taking over the role of director from Louis Leterrier (who directed the first movie), based on a script written by Ed Solomon and Pete Chiarelli. Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Bobby Cohen are producing.
Watch the official teaser trailer below:
UPDATE (6th May 2016, 3:20pm):
This is going to be the greatest magic trick you’ve ever seen in your life, possibly.
Lionsgate released 2 very different trailers for the upcoming magic-heist sequel film “Now You See Me 2”. The first trailer shows us familiar footages from the past teaser clips with extensions on Jesse Eisenberg’s magnificent rain magic. At the end, you can hear Morgan Freeman saying, “This is the greatest magic trick ever created”.
Watch the latest trailer below:
Lionsgate’s 2nd marketing piece is something you may not expect – the first minute of the movie. This trailer features beautifully illustrated CG and the voice of Morgan Freeman narrating in the background. The slightly over 1-minute clip recaps the events of the first movie and also tells you a bit of the antagonist’s intentions.
Watch the first minute of the movie below:
“Now You See Me 2” is slated for cinematic release on 10th June 2016, with a 3rd film already in the works.