There has been a long and storied history about it on-gain-off-again National Treasure 3. While a brand new TV series National Treasure: Edge of History (starring a new cast) is currently available to anyone who has a Disney+ subscription, it’s been more than fifteen years since Nic Cage’s Benjamin Franklin Gates graced the silver screen. But, if longtime franchise producer Jerry Bruckheimer is to be believed, one upcoming Disney movie starring Cage is still in the works.
While he was talking to MI! In connection, the Hollywood heavyweight producer gives a major update on the action-adventure series. According to Bruckheimer, Disney approached him about producing the new one National treasure series, but also a movie set for theaters starring longtime franchise star Nicolas Cage. According to the producer, the third film is still in progress and in the works. This news is a major development regarding the series, which has been in a production hiatus for years. The producer told E!:
A script for the third film was reportedly completed as early as 2017, but according to Bruckheimer and the director of the first two films, Jon Turteltaub, it was put on hold mainly due to financing and concern on Disney’s part.
While the National treasure the order may not be the Nicolas Cage’s best work, is far from his worst. Seeing it Con Air star go ham plays a historian turned action-adventure explorer is so much fun. With the success of so many legacy sequels (Scream and Blumhouse Carnival trilogy, for example) and the upswing in Cage’s career, it seems that Disney can’t get back into the Cage business. All the studio needs to do is see how it performs to critics Pig and the really weird but wonderful performance as himself in The unbearable weight of enormous talent, to see that it’s time to bring Benjamin Franklin Gates back to the big screen.
That’s not the only Disney legacy that Bruckheimer has teased for a return. He recently suggested that it wasn’t out of the realm of possibility for us to see Johnny Depp will reprise his role as Jack Sparrow in a sixth Pirates of the Caribbean film, despite the The Scissorhands actor having said it would take more than 300 million dollars and a million alpacas to get him back in line. Maybe if the legendary producer has enough traction to get Johnny Depp for another Pirates excursion – without delivering those alpacas – then take a third National treasure Filming off the ground shouldn’t be that much of a challenge.
Now, everything we know about a potential National treasure 3 is that he’s not dead, which is good news. For now, longtime fans of the beloved Treasure The franchise will have to settle for following the Bruckheimer production line National Treasure: Edge of History on Disney+. While review of critics for the series they’re kind of messed up, I still think there’s enough charm in the series to keep audiences going until the next Cage movie comes out new movie releases program. We’ll be sure to let you know if there’s any news on the Disney adventure series.
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