Now You See Me 2 doesn’t open in theaters until June 10, 2016, but that isn’t stopping the magic from continuing. EW has confirmed that Lionsgate is already developing a third installment in the franchise, Now You See Me 3.
According to Variety, Lionsgate CEO John Feltheimer made the announcement during a Friday conference call while discussing quarterly earnings, saying, “We’ve already begun early planning for Now You See Me 3.” The announcement comes as part of Lionsgate’s ongoing strategy to focus on building franchises, thanks to the widely popular films like The Hunger Games and Twilight.
Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman, and Michael Caine reprise their roles in the 2016 sequel, which Feltheimer said recently wrapped. Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) is directing, Feltheimer expressed confidence that the sequel will outperform the original film, which grossed $350 million worldwide in 2013.