Almost 15 years have passed since the creation of National Treasure: Book of Secrets (Quest 2: The Secret Diary in Spain and Legend of the Lost Treasure 2: The Book of Secrets in Latin America). All the while there has been speculation about a possible part and although at one point it was in development, in the end the project did nothing. Because? Nicholas Cagethe protagonist of the films, came out to explain it.
In an interview with GQ, Nicolas Cage discussed the causes that brought down the third installment of national treasure. Indeed, the actor held nothing against those directed by Mickey. He hinted that Disney forgot about the project for poor box office performance of feature films he himself starred in after research 2.
“The phone stopped ringing. It was like, ‘What do you mean we don’t national treasure 3? 14 years have passed. Why not? ‘… Well, sorcerer’s apprentice did not work and ghost rider did not sell tickets. driving angry came and went,” he said. It’s just Nicolas Cage’s intuitionbecause Disney never revealed the exact reasons.
Let’s remember that national treasure 3 It was greenlit by the company shortly after the sequel was released. Jerry Bruckheimer, the film’s producer, even went so far as to say that development was already underway. However, years passed and the project was delayed until it was completely ignored.
“When I’m talking about fake friends in Hollywood, I’m not talking about Jerry. I’m talking about Disney. They’re like an ocean liner. Once they go in a certain direction, you have to get a million tugs to try to spin again,” Cage said.
Really national treasure 3 Didn’t see the light of day because of Nicolas Cage’s later failures at the box office? This may be the case, since Disney considers many factors before starting a new production. Without a doubt, The failure that made the most noise is that of ghost riderwhich not only fell short of expected earnings (just $229 million), but it was also critically shattered and is one of the worst films based on a comic book character.
This, yes, Nicolas Cage can rely on the figures of national treasure, since the two existing films had an excellent financial reception. The first raised the not insignificant sum of 347 million dollars, while the diary reached $457 million. It is precisely these figures that have given rise to a series on Disney Plus. This project, of course, won’t have Cage on board.
The series will be a little different from what we’ve seen on the big screen. According to information from deadlinewill be aimed at a younger audience and this will be reflected in the ages of the cast, which are yet to be announced. Additionally, it will focus on current community issues, historical fatherhood, and patriotism. The aforementioned Jerry Bruckheimer will serve as producer, while Marianne and Cormac Wibberley will return to take on the script.
Have we completely forgotten about the third film? Everything can happen. What you can be sure of is that, barring an unexpected twist in this story, Nicolas Cage will no longer participate in the franchise.