The long wait is finally coming to an end, and fans across the world are now anxious to find out it was worth the wait for the possible upcoming movie “National Treasure.” Various reports also stated that a project could be very much in the works but everything has been kept a secret.
Not only was the previous two Disney pictures a huge hit at the box office but was also a massive financial success. Nonetheless, the movie obtained unfavorable responses from critics, which led to receiving mixed reviews from the general audience.
The first film which was launched in 2004 collected a whopping $347 million globally. The second film titled “National Treasure: Book of Secrets” collected even better money at the box office, grossing over $457 million globally during its first year of the premiere.
Nevertheless, despite having two super successful movies launched back-to-back, the much anticipated third movie did not make it to the theaters. What could be the reason? It could be that the pandemic hindered the production schedules. Let’s find out below shall we?
National Treasure 3 Overview
|Based on||National Treasure|
|Written by||Cormac Wibberley
|Directed by||Mira Nair|
|Country of origin||United States|
Is a Third Movie Of National Treasure On The Horizon?
In May 2020, in an interview with Collider Jerry Bruckheimer disclosed that not only a 3rd film of National Treasure is happening, but a television series is hitting on Disney+ very soon as it is in development.
“We’re certainly working on one [National Treasure] for streaming and we’re working on one for the big screen. Hopefully, they’ll both come together and we’ll bring you another National Treasure, but they’re both very active.The one for Disney+ is a much younger cast. It’s the same concept but a young cast. The one for theatrical would be the same cast.” He added.
National Treasure 3 Release Date: When Is It Premiering?
Earlier this January, Diane Kruger stated that she is no longer looking forward or anticipating a third movie to happen.
“I really don’t know. No one ever contacted me about the third one, so I don’t know,” Kruger conveyed via ComicBook.com. “I feel like, at this point, we’re way too old. I don’t know. I mean, I would say, ‘Never say never,’ but it’s been a minute, you know?”
However, Disney revealed that the production would continue although it might take a while to premiere National Treasure 3.
We do know for a fact that Chris Bremmer will pen the script and once the script is done, it will go into production. So assuming everything goes smoothly, we should expect to see National Treasure 3 sometime in 2023.
The Cast Of National Treasure 3
- Nicolas Cage will portray as Benjamin Franklin Gates
- Sean Bean will play Ian Howe
- Diane Kruger will play the role of Dr. Abigail Chase
- Justin Bartha will play Riley Poole
- Jon Voight will portray Patrick Henry Gates.
- Harvey Keitel will reprise his role as Agent Peter Sadusky
The Plot of National Treasure 3
When it comes to the storyline of National Treasure 3 everything has been kept under wraps. Besides the script is yet to be finished although the movie has been in production for the past years.
According to speculations, it’s expected that our main protagonist Benjamin Gates might travel further beyond the United States and start his new voyage exploring other parts of the world.
Back in 2012, in a conversation with the New York Times, actor Nicolas Cage indicated that “it would be intriguing to take National Treasure into South America.” However, not much is confirmed about the third movie. Are you excited for a whole new adventure as Benjamin Gates and his crew explore their way further to find more treasures? Let us know in the comments below. Stay tuned for more updates.