The Four Horsemen return for a second mind-bending adventure in Now You See Me 2. This sequel elevates the limits of their stage illusion to new heights, 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, 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.
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. But is he someone that can be trusted? Or is he the Four Horsemen's biggest threat ever?
Daniel Radcliffe's Walter is the son of Michael Caine's character, Arthur Tressler, who is returning for this sequel. 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.
Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe Retaliation) is directing 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. Lionsgate has set a June 10, 2016 release date for Now You See Me 2, which will go up against Universal's highly-anticipated video game adaptation Warcraft and New Line's horror sequel The Conjuring: The Enfield Poltergeist.
Now You See Me took in over $117 million domestic during its theatrical run in 2013, with a worldwide tally of $351.7 million from a $75 million budget. Now You See Me 2 does face some stiff competition, so it we'll have to see if it can out-perform its predecessor when it hits theaters next summer. You can get a taste of the fun in this all-new trailer. Will the Four Horsemen fail or succeed? And will they be at all confused with the Four Horsemen in this summer's X-Men: Apocalypse? Yeah, we didn't think so.