Night at the Museum 3?
Yes it looks like there could be a third Night at the Museum, and although there's all no comments at the moment, there's enough there to show willingness from all those concerned to repeat the story again in a different museum – this could go on for as many famous museums as there are in the U.S., maybe even abroad.
The second film has just completed and the cast and crew seem delighted with the result, and have been quizzed about a third already.
“This movie has one of the best comedic casts ever assembled, the visual effects are mind-blowing, and the story is more emotional”
He says the effects are good because according to The USA Today the film includes scenes in the National Air and Space Museum, so you can imagine there are some visual effects moments to be had there.
Apparently Ben Stiller said it was easy deciding to return for a sequel, after all the money it made, guaranteed paycheck, steady work, oh no that's all me saying that. He said:
“I really had such a good time, and I liked this script — it's better than the first film. It's not just the comedy. It's the fantasy element.”
Okay, that sounds better. I am being a bit harsh though, the story had its moments and there was a lot of money made from it, the film also did some good. It was screened in museums to school children who then got tours of the exhibits in closed evening sessions. Now that I like, that's a great film tie in, and a marketing gimmick even I can't moan about. More of that please.
Levy talks about the possibility of a sequel too:
“There are rumblings of another installment...We would love to take this premise (further). But even to say there's a likely third film is premature.”
I think we can safely take that as a yes, it's definitely becoming a franchise unless this one bombs. How about Night at the Museum 3: National Museum of Scotland - that would be a blast!