A new development has surfaced regarding Now You See Me 2 as stars of the first movie Jesse Eisenberg and Mark Ruffalo are hinted to return to the sequel.
According to reports from MOVIEPILOT, co-star Woody Harrelson hinted that Jesse Eisenberg will return to film Now You See Me 2 reprising his role as the egotistical illusionist and ring leader of the Four Horsemen. Jesse Eisenberg will also portray Superman’s arch nemesis Lex Luthor in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. As for Mark Ruffalo, there is no official confirmation on whether he will reprise his role as Dylan Rhodes. Mark Ruffalo currently doing the Avengers sequel, Age of Ultron as Bruce Banner a.k.a. The Incredible Hulk.
Meanwhile, one of the stars of Now You See Me Dave Franco allegedly leaked the sequel’s plot details.
According to reports We Got This Covered, Dave Franco apparently heard the pitch story for Now You See Me 2 as he stated that.
“Last I heard, we were still going at the end of this year. … I’ve heard a pitch of the story. It’s actually going to be really exciting. I was slightly weary, just because you never know when it comes to a sequel. But I think the first one opened up enough avenues. There are many directions left to explore. There are many places that it can go, and they really – they held true to the spirit of the first one, but it’s going to be enough of a departure that it doesn’t just feel like a complete copy of the first one.”
As it turns it was only a sample story that writers submitted for the sequel as the script for Now You See Me 2 was not yet finalized.
Now You See Me 2 will be helmed by G.I. Joe 2 director Jon Chu as the sequel is scheduled to be released next year.