Get ready for “Now You See Me 2” cause The Four Horsemen are on their way to bring you more action and magic on the big screen.
Lionsgate has released a batch of character posters from the upcoming sequel. Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco are back, with newcomer Lizzy Caplan rounding out the Four Horsemen (replacing Isla Fisher). As /FILM suggests, these new posters do come across as if the photographer is shouting, “Now pose like you know how to do magic!”
Although these posters do not offer much information about the movie’s plot (the photos only offer taglines that say “Coming Soon” and “Reappearing 10th June”), the actors do fit in perfectly with the movie’s theme. However, the set lighting and mirrors on each poster do give an impression that an illusionist is at work.
As aforementioned, the only 2 main cast members not returning from the first film are the 2 leading ladies, namely Isla Fisher (she was pregnant) and Melanie Laurent (who played the intelligent Interpol agent Alma Dray). To make up for it, Caplan’s character Lula is the sequel’s only leading lady and Fisher’s de-facto replacement.
Joining Caplan in “Now You See Me 2” is “Harry Potter” alum Daniel Radcliffe as Walter Mabry (the person responsible for assembling The Four Horsemen) and Taiwanese superstar Jay Chou as Li (no additional details regarding his role were revealed).
Also returning to the movie’s sequel are Mark Ruffalo as Dylan Rhodes and Morgan Freeman as magician-hunter Thaddeus Bradley. 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.
The synopsis of “Now You See Me 2” is as follows:
The Four Horsemen return for a second mind-bending adventure, elevating the limits of stage illusion to new heights and taking them around the globe. One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, the illusionists resurface for a comeback 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.
Watch the teaser trailer below:
Get ready to fall for the same trick twice when “Now You See Me 2” hits theatres on 16th June 2016.
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