Living legend Michael Caine returned to portray Arthur Tressler in this summer's sequel Now You See Me 2, the follow-up to 2013's surprise hit Now You See Me. Now that its theatrical run has come to an end, fans will be able to watch this comedy hiest adventure on Digital HD starting today, ahead of its Blu-ray and DVD release on September 6. To get fans ready for this sequel's home video release, we have an exclusive Blu-ray preview with Michael Caine's co-stars Lizzy Caplan and Daniel Radcliffe revealing how much they admire this iconic actor.
The preview, which comes from Lionsgate Home Entertainment, features Lizzy Caplan calling her co-star a worldwide treasure, while Daniel Radcliffe marvels at how enthusiastic the actor still is about acting and filmmaking in general. Daniel Radcliffe also adds that his co-star's "general attitude" is something he aspires to. We also hear from the man himself, who admits that he won't get any Oscar nominations for this role, but it's just pure fun acting with his "illegitimate son, Harry Potter."
Jesse Eisenberg (J. Daniel Atlas), Woody Harrelson (Merritt McKinney) and Dave Franco (Jack Wilder) all reprise their roles from 2013's Now You See Me, with Lizzy Caplan coming aboard as the new Horseman, Lula, replacing Isla Fisher's Henley Reeves. The sequel introduces Daniel Radcliffe as Walter Mabry, the son of Michael Caine's Arthur Tressler. But is he someone that can be trusted? Or is he the Four Horsemen's biggest threat ever?
The supporting cast also includes Morgan Freeman (Thaddeus Bradley) and Mark Ruffalo (Dylan Rhodes) reprising their roles from the original movie. New cast members include Jay Chou, Sanaa Lathan, Henry Lloyd-Hughes and Justine Wachsberger. The original Now You See Me took in over $117 million at the domestic box office and $234 million internationally during its theatrical run in 2013, with a worldwide tally of $351.7 million from a $75 million budget. The sequel didn't fare quite as well domestically, with $64.9 million, but it did fare better internationally with $251.6 million for a worldwide total of $316.5 million.
Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe Retaliation) directed this sequel from a script by Ed Solomon, who co-wrote the original Now You See Me, and Pete Chiarelli (The Proposal). Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci also return to produce this magical follow-up, alongside Bobby Cohen. Take a look at this exclusive preview before picking up Now You See Me 2 on Digital HD, ahead of its September 6 debut on Blu-ray and DVD.