It’s not the most hotly anticipated sequel of the year, it probably doesn’t even make the Top 10, but Now You See Me 2 is a thing that’s being released this summer. Now You See Me was a decent hit in 2013, a fun and frothy little adventure about four talented young stage magicians doing obviously CGI magic tricks to rip off vicious old men Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine. Well given this new trailer, the movie should actually be titled “Now You See Me 2: Grumpy Old Men.” From the looks of it, Freeman and Caine will chase the Four Horsemen ’round the moons of Nibia and ’round the Antares Maelstrom and ’round perdition’s flames before they give them up!
The sequel reunites Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Freeman and Caine, while throwing Daniel Radcliffe and Lizzy Caplan into the mix as the new villain and the new fourth Horseman respectively. (Isla Fisher was unable to return because of her pregnancy.) In the new international trailer for Now You See Me 2, the now infamous Four Horseman and their benefactor Dylan Rhodes find themselves in the crosshairs of the men they brought down in part one, while having to pull off another big magic trick con job that aims to top their previous work. Can they do it? Obviously. Let’s roll the trailer.
Here’s the official synopsis:
One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, The Four Horsemen 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.
And since we’re in a Now You See Me mood, check out these old fashioned posters made to highlight the Four Horsemen. They’re pretty, and pretty neat.
Now You See Me 2 will be in theaters everywhere on June 10.