It may well be, as Now You See Me argued, that "the closer you look, the less you'll see." In this instance, though, no matter how close you look, you'll see more or less the same thing: Now You See Me 2 is on its way, and it's reportedly set to be directed by G.I. Joe: Retaliation's Jon M. Chu.
According to The Wrap, the three-time Step Up sequel director is set to follow up his recent work on Jem and the Holograms with the sequel to 2013's surprise sleeper hit. Now You See Me grossed more than $350 million worldwide on its original release, which evidently more than made up for the middling reviews it received - at least in the eyes of producers.
The big question now, though, is whether the original movie's all star cast will return. If the sequel brings a newly Lex Luthor-ed Jesse Eisenberg, a post-True Detective Woody Harrelson and a flushed with Neighbors success Dave Franco back, then it could easily out perform its predecessor. Add into that mix a certain Mr Bruce Banner, aka Mark Ruffalo, aka The Hulk, as well as his excellent screen chemistry with Melanie Laurent, and they could have something really special on their hands.
Seeing as the original was filled to the point of bursting with promise, but struggled in the execution, there's a lot to be excited about here. And who knows, maybe we'll see The Rock combine his G.I. Joe: Retaliation work with Chu and Fast and the Furious series role, and join the cast as the new FBI antagonist.
[Now You See Me 2](movie:1081059) is set for release at an as yet unannounced future date.
What do you guys think? Excited for Now You See Me 2?
via The Wrap