A few summers ago, Now You See Me was released, destined to be swallowed up by the big blockbusters surrounding it. Yet, the magician action adventure film defied expectations, bringing in over $350 million worldwide. So, as Hollywood tends to do, a sequel was quickly put into development with the returning cast of Jesse Eisenberg, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Woody Harrelson, and Dave Franco, with Lizzy Caplan filling for her Bachelorette co-star Isla Fisher.
We now have the first trailer for Now You See Me 2, this time directed by Jon M. Chu, taking over for Louis Leterrier, who was busy with The Brothers Grimsby. The story finds the gang going up against a technology prodigy played by Daniel Radcliffe. If you liked the first one, we imagine you’ll be pleased by this first teaser, which can be seen below.
THE FOUR HORSEMEN [Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Lizzy Caplan] 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 [Daniel Radcliffe], 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.
Now You See Me 2 opens on June 10th, 2016.