Out doing promotion for the digital release of “Top Gun: Maverick” next week, producer Jerry Bruckheimer offered a brief update on another major franchise sequel – a third “National Treasure” film.
The second film in the American history meets treasure-hunting adventure franchise was released back in 2007 and whilst there’s long been speculation about a third film, nothing has really come together.
Then Disney+ confirmed it was working on a “National Treasure” TV series, one that wouldn’t feature Nicolas Cage’s Benjamin Franklin Gates character, but rather follows a younger and more diverse cast. That series, “National Treasure: Edge of History,” is currently in production and seemed to suggest no third film entry is coming.
Speaking with ComicBook.com this week though, Bruckheimer reveals that a script for a third film has indeed been written and they’re now waiting on Cage to approve it: “Let’s hope we’re working on the script right now. Hopefully [Cage] likes it, but it’s really good. So I think we’ll get it to him shortly.”
The TV series will see Justin Bartha and Harvey Keitel reprising their film characters in the series, which also stars Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lisette Alexis, Zuri Reed, Lyndon Smith and Antonio Cipriano.