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Jesse Eisenberg opens up about possibility of Now You See Me 3
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Jesse Eisenberg opens up about possibility of Now You See Me 3

Jesse Eisenberg has opened up about the chances of a third instalment of Now You See Me coming to fruition. 

Now You See Me starred Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Eisenberg, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine and focused on a group of magicians named 'The Four Horsemen' who land themselves in trouble after staging a real-life bank robbery as the climax of their sold-out Las Vegas show. 

A sequel was released in 2016 and it had been reported that director Jon M. Chu, who directed the sequel, had signed on to return. Benedict Cumberbatch was also attached to play a key role. 

Since though, talk has gone quiet, Chu has directed the adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's In The Heights and is committed to making a sequel to Crazy Rich Asians, while Cumberbatch is gearing up to play Doctor Strange again. 

Asked about another movie, Eisenberg told Coming Soon that he remains committed to the project, but has heard nothing definite and the longer that goes on, the less confident he is. 

He said: “I hear occasionally from my friends, the other actors in the movies, that ‘Oh, I’ve heard something’ and I go ‘Oh really? What’d you hear?’, but all we’ve got is ‘Oh, I hear they’re still working on it. I’ve heard nothing, I wonder what the statute of limitations on that kind of stuff is, because maybe if enough time passes, there might be a decreasing level of interest in it.”

The actor added: "“I just love my character, I got to help create my character,” Eisenberg discussed. “For the first movie, there was a kind of blueprint of the character, so I said I kind of want to play this brilliant but arrogant magician, because it’s such a fun thing to do. As somebody who’s more of a timid performer, to be able to play such a brash performer was like the best thing, psychologically, for me to do.”

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