The Four Horsemen return for a second mind-bending adventure, where they are forcibly recruited to pull off their most impossible heist yet, in the hopes of exposing the illegal practices of a major tech magnate.
Continuity The first shot of the airplane-cabin when where the Four Horsemen and Dylan are captured shows a microscope without cover. When it is used a few seconds later, it has a cover which is removed by the antagonist.
A third installment of the Now You See Me franchise was announced over a year before this movie and is set to come out 2017/18.
Lizzy Caplan will replace Isla Fisher due to Fisher's pregnancy.
Now You See Me 2 will be the sixth time Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine appear in the same project. They previously starred together in Freedom: a History of Us, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises and Now You See Me. They are set to star together a seventh time in Going in Style.
The newly joined actor Jay Chou is not only fond of singing, song composing, and acting, but also of magic performing. Being a megastar in the Chinese region, Chou has played magic tricks, especially card tricks, in several popular TV shows in Taiwan and Mainland China.
Isla Fisher and her replacement as girl horsemen, Lizzy Caplan, starred together in Bachelorette (2012).
Many actors in the film have starred in films based on comic books: Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine in Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), and The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Jessie Eisenberg in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), and Mark Ruffalo in The Avengers (2012), Iron Man 3 (2013), and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).
To be filmed after Jay Chou's marriage in London with Hannah Quinlivan.
Woody Harelson and Jessie Eisenberg had previously starred together in Zombieland (2009) and Now You See Me (2013).
The film cast includes two Oscar winners: Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine; and three Oscar nominees: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo and Woody Harrelson'. Same as the first film.
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