Now You See Me 2: The Second Act

(2016)

One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their mind-bending spectacles, the Four Horsemen resurface in Now You See Me 2 only to find themselves face to face with a new enemy who enlists them to pull off their most dangerous heist yet. 

First Look at ‘Now You See Me 2’ Cast

First Look at ‘Now You See Me 2’ Cast

Now You See Me was a surprise smash hit when it hit theaters back in May 2013, pulling in $117 million in domestic grosses before eventually earning $351.7 million worldwide off a $75 million budget. So it should come as no surprise that Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment are poised to release the sequel Now You See Me 2: The Second Act in June 2016. Fandango has our first look at the cast on set, who have all gathered within the cramped confines of a small airplane.

Returning for the caper from the original movie are cast members Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco and Michael Caine. We see them here joined by newcomers Lizzy Caplan and Daniel Radcliffe. The only one missing from the photo is third newcomer Jay Chou.

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‘Now You See Me 2’ Title Unveiled as Mark Ruffalo Begins Shooting

‘Now You See Me 2’ Title Unveiled as Mark Ruffalo Begins Shooting

Now You See Me 2: The Second Act has gotten a full title, as revealed earlier today by returning star Mark Ruffalo. The anticipated sequel has officially begun shooting, with Ruffalo announcing his arrival on set via Instagram. It is not known if any of the other actors have arrived on set.

Mark Ruffalo is reprising his role as Dylan Rhodes, an FBI agent chasing a group of marauding magicians. One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public's adulation with their mind-bending spectacles, the Four Horsemen resurface in Now You See Me 2 only to find themselves face to face with a new enemy who enlists them to pull off their most dangerous heist yet. Daniel Radcliffe, Lizzy Caplan and Jay Chou are all new additions to the cast, alongside returning members Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine..

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‘Now You See Me 2’ Official Synopsis and Full Cast Announced

‘Now You See Me 2’ Official Synopsis and Full Cast Announced

Daniel Radcliffe, Lizzy Caplan and Jay Chou have all officially been confirmed for the cast of the anticipated sequel Now You See Me 2, after initial reports had the three actors in talks this past October.

Daniel Radcliffe will play Walter, the son of Michael Caine's character in the movie. Lizzy Caplan is taking on the new female lead Lula. And Jay Chou is playing Li, though no character details have been released just yet.

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‘Now You See Me 2’ Wants Lizzy Caplan as the Female Lead

‘Now You See Me 2’ Wants Lizzy Caplan as the Female Lead

Lizzy Caplan is in talks to take the female lead in Now You See Me 2, a sequel to 2013's Now You See Me.

Most of the original cast is returning for the continuation of this heist saga, with Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine set to reprise their roles.

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Daniel Radcliffe Is Michael Caine's Son in ‘Now You See Me 2’

Daniel Radcliffe Is Michael Caine's Son in ‘Now You See Me 2’

During an interview at an event honoring the legendary actor Michael Caine, he unveiled that Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is set to play his son in the upcoming sequel Now You See Me 2. The event took place at the Royal Albert Hall in aid of the NSPCC.

The first grossed more than $350 million and centered a team of the world's greatest illusionists that pull off a series of heists against corrupt business leaders. During their performances, they showered the stolen profits on their audiences while staying one step ahead of the law.

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‘Now You See Me 2’ and ‘Dirty Grandpa’ Get Release Dates

‘Now You See Me 2’ and ‘Dirty Grandpa’ Get Release Dates

Lionsgate has handed out new release dates for two upcoming projects, the sequel Now You See Me 2 (June 10, 2016) and the newly-announced comedy Dirty Grandpa (December 25, 2015).

Now You See Me 2 will go up against Sony's Uncharted on June 10, 2016. We reported in June that Jon M. Chu is the front runner to direct the sequel, since we revealed last August that Now You See Me filmmaker Louis Leterrier isn't coming back to direct. Jon M. Chu has now been confirmed to direct, according to The Hollywood Reporter, with the main Now You See Me cast members Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco and Mark Ruffalo expected to return. The original Now You See Me earned $351 million worldwide from a $75 million budget.

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‘Jem and the Holograms’ Director Eyed for ‘Now You See Me 2’

‘Jem and the Holograms’ Director Eyed for ‘Now You See Me 2’

Back in August, Now You See Me director Louis Leterrier revealed that he was returning to direct the follow-up Now You See Me 2. The filmmaker's plans have apparently changed, with Jon M. Chu emerging as the front runner to replace him on the sequel.

No reason was given for Louis Leterrier's departure, although it's possible that a scheduling conflict arose, since he is gearing up to direct Sony's action-comedy Grimsby this summer.

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EXCLUSIVE: Director Louis Leterrier Will Return for ‘Now You See Me 2’

EXCLUSIVE: Director Louis Leterrier Will Return for ‘Now You See Me 2’

Earlier this month, Lionsgate confirmed that Now You See Me 2, a follow-up to this summer's Now You See Me, is currently in development for a 2014 release, although it wasn't known if director Louis Leterrier was coming back to direct.

Earlier today, I was able to speak with the filmmaker over the phone about the Blu-ray and DVD release on September 3, and the director confirmed that he is coming back for this follow-up.

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