Now You See Me 2 (2016) Poster


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Lizzy Caplan replaced Isla Fisher due to Fisher's pregnancy. In September, 2016 Caplan was officially announced as Fisher's full-time replacement, as Fisher won't be returning to the franchise.
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.
Walter Mabry (Daniel Radcliffe) says that he dabbled with magic while he was at school. Radcliffe, of course, played Harry Potter in all eight films of the franchise, where he did indeed use magic.
Originally titled "Now You See Me: The Second Act".
This the sixth time Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine appear in the same project. They previously starred together in Freedom: A History of Us (2003), Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), The Dark Knight Rises (2012) and Now You See Me (2013). They are set to star together a seventh time in Going in Style (2017).
A major plot point of the film is The Eye, the society to which the Four Horsemen are trying to prove themselves. The establishing shots of London very prominently feature the city's large Ferris wheel, known as the London Eye.
Isla Fisher and her replacement Lizzy Caplan starred together in Bachelorette (2012).
The mentalist Merrit in "Now you see me" said he wasn't a David of Michelangelo under the suit. In "Now you see me 2" he said he was a David.
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.
Lizzy Caplan stars here with Dave Franco. She also starred in 127 Hours (2010) and The Interview (2014) with his brother James Franco.
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), Jesse Eisenberg in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Mark Ruffalo in The Avengers (2012),Iron Man Three (2013)), and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), and Jay Chou in The Green Hornet (2011).
Actor connection: Mark Ruffalo and Morgan Freeman come together in this film, but both have been in a David Fincher film; Mark in Zodiac and Morgan in Seven.


The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The face of the watch that BuBu gives Dylan says "EPACSE" ('escape' in reverse)
In Now You See Me (2013) Daniel Atlas has long black hair. In the sequel Atlas has very short black hair, due to Jesse Eisenberg participation in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), where at the end of the movie Lex Luthor's (Eisenberg's character) hair is shaved off to be completely bald when he is sent to prison.
The link in the message Walter Mabry receives on his cellphone, if typed on a web browser, takes you to thaddeusbradley.com webpage. The site, however, is not working.

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