According to Variety, Lionsgate is working on Now You See Me 3… This, a full year before Now You See Me 2 debuts in theaters (June 10, 2016).
Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer said, during a conference call, that early planning has started for Now You See Me 3. In the same conversation, he advised that production has wrapped on Now You See Me 2.
Now You See Me 2 stars Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Daniel Radcliffe and Lizzy Caplan. Isla Fisher had to back out of the production due to her pregnancy with her third child with husband Sacha Baron Cohen.
Lionsgate is banking on the hope that Now You See Me 2 will do even better that the original. Now You See Me brought in over $351 mil worldwide with an estimated budget of $75 million.