Now You See Me 3 appears to be a lot more magical now that Benedict Cumberbatch is joining the crew. And no, we’re not tricking you!

Benedict Cumberbatch is set to join the “Now You See Me 3” cast. Will he be doing magic, too? We hope so!

A little flashback

The second ‘Now You See Me’ movie has earned itself only a 34-percent approval rating from Rotten Tomatoes, but since it grossed $334M worldwide, the third installment was guaranteed. Frankly, I don’t see why it got that rating. I mean, I’m not a film expert by any means, but I happened to enjoy ‘Now You See Me 2’ so much. With Daniel Radcliffe there, and the horsemen pulling off their greatest trick of all time, it was so intense! I’m gonna be honest, I was a bit disappointed not seeing Isla Fisher back for the second movie. But after seeing how well Lizzy Caplan played out with all the other characters, those feelings of disappointment immediately went out the window.

What to expect:

It is said that this third movie will even be better than the first two, and those two films were so good! We couldn’t imagine how those can even be surpassed. In this film, their motivations will be different. If in the first and second film, their goal was to avenge Rhodes for his grudge against the insurance company, in this film they will be performing their magic stunts in order to steal. It’s something we’d watch, because one, it would be nice to see a variation in their motivations, otherwise, a third movie won’t be necessary, and two, Dave Franco! Just kidding, he’s a great actor and has played really well in the first two movies, but we’re convinced that there’s so much more to this third film.

Benedict Cumberbatch as who?

We have seen Benedict Cumberbatch in ‘Sherlock’ and ‘Doctor Strange’. In both shows, he showed us that he’s definitely someone to watch out for! With that great of a performance, we can’t wait to see how he’ll give this movie a new flavor. We can only imagine for now what part he’ll be playing. Will he be an ally or a threat? Will he do magic, too?! We hope so, but we’ll have to stay tuned to find out since there is no release date yet!

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