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Jon M. Chu reveals why "Now You See Me" sequel is not called "Now You Don't"

Writer: Heidi Hsia

"Now You See Me, Now You Don't" would have hit the mark
"Now You See Me, Now You Don't" would have hit the mark

17 Jun – Hey, when you found out that the Jesse Eisenberg heist movie "Now You See Me" had a sequel called "Now You See Me 2", were you thinking, "Why is it called Now You See Me 2 instead of Now You Don't?", and thought it was such a missed opportunity?

Well, director Jon M. Chu recently admitted that he thought the same as well!

The director of the said heist movie, who was asked the burning question while promoting his new movie, "In the Heights", shared that they were trying very hard to have the sequel be called "Now You Don't".


Jon M. Chu with Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, whom he directed
in the 2013 "GI Joe: Retaliation"


He also directed "Crazy Rich Asians", here with some of the cast

"The marketing department - this is true - said, 'We don't like the word don't in a title.' And we were like, 'Whuh? This is like the perfect literal title.' And they were like, 'No, we're calling it Now You See Me 2.' Can we at least get an extra word or something?" he said.

Chu stated that it broke his heart seeing the title of the sequel, saying that he fully agree that it should be called, "Now You Don't".

And there you have it. It is all the marketing team's fault!


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The original 2013 movie, which revolves around a team of illusionists playing Robin Hood against a mutual enemy in a game of cat-and-mouse co-starred Dave Franco, Woody Harrelson, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman and Isla Fisher. The 2016 sequel also introduces new characters played by Daniel Radcliffe and Jay Chou, with Fisher being replaced by Lizzy Caplan.


Cinema Online, 17 June 2021

Related Movies:
Now You See Me (30 May 2013)
Now You See Me 2 (16 Jun 2016)
Crazy Rich Asians (22 Aug 2018)

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