I had fun with Now You See Me. It wasn’t an all time classic, but I’m a sucker for pretty much any heist movie and felt like it hit the spot well enough. The cast was great and most of them will be returning for Now You See Me: The Second Act, so I’ll be more than willing to check that one out as well (especially now that Lizzy Caplan is in the fold). Steve recently caught up with star Mark Ruffalo at the junket for Avengers: Age of Ultron and was able to speak with him briefly about the sequel. While the first film focussed on a lot of big Vegas-style magic, Now You See Me: The Second Act will feature a wider variety of tricks.
Check out their conversation and some quotes below. Also, look for the full Ruffalo interview from which this was culled to be hitting soon. The film also stars Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Daniel Radcliffe, Michael Caine, and Jay Chou and was directed by Jon M. Chu. It hits theaters on June 6th, 2016.
Collider: You recently wrapped Now You See Me 2. How was that shoot and what can you tease people?
RUFFALO: Lots of twists. And lots of fun. [It’s] very cool, Jon Chu brings a whole other kind of syntax to it.
Is the magic more realistic? Because in the first one the magic is very large, if you know what I mean.
RUFFALO: Yes. It’s production magic. This goes both ways. It has the bigger things and then it has the slight of hand stuff. And there’s a really satisfying slight of hand thing that goes on and on and on. It’s slight of hand, it’s card manipulation, it’s very cool.
And you’re wrapped on this?
RUFFALO: I’m wrapped on it, yeah.
For those catching up, Isla Fisher will actually not be back this time (I’m assuming that Caplan is taking her spot on the team, though I could be wrong) and Radcliffe will be playing Michael Caine’s son. Little else is known except for that it’s “their most dangerous heist yet.”