A New ‘National Treasure’ Movie Is In The Works

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Disney plans on pumping out another “National Treasure” movie.

“National Treasure” and “National Treasure: Book of Secrets” are two of Nicolas Cage’s two most successful movies, and there has long been speculation about whether or not a third movie would eventually drop.

It’s been nearly 15 years since the second film premiered in December 2007, and it’s safe to say a lot of people just kind of gave up hope. However, the wheels are absolutely turning on giving fans a third movie.

“National Treasure 3” is in the works. (Photo by Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)

“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,” producer Jerry Bruckheimer told ComicBook.com when asked if the legendary actor would return for a third film.

Jerry Bruckheimer confirms “National Treasure 3” is being developed. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

While Bruckheimer’s comments are far from a guarantee “National Treasure 3” will happen, it seems like there’s certainly some progress that has been made.

The first two movies combined to earn more than $800 million at the box office, and that was several years ago. Both films were monster hits.

Will a “National Treasure 3” happen? (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

From a financial standpoint, the movies about Benjamin Gates looking for lost artifacts and treasure act as an ATM machine.

Now, it sounds like Disney is going back to the well and will attempt to get Cage back for a third film. If you’re a fan of the first two, this should be music to your ears.

Momentum grows for a third “National Treasure” film. (Photo credit: SAM YEH/AFP via Getty Images)

While Bruckheimer didn’t offer any timeline for when “National Treasure 3” could premiere, if the studio is just in the writing stage, we’re still years out. Still, we now have a reason to be optimistic. I hope it happens and is just as entertaining as the first two.

Written by David Hookstead

David Hookstead is a reporter for OutKick covering a variety of topics with a focus on football and culture.

He also hosts of the podcast American Joyride that is accessible on Outkick where he interviews American heroes and outlines their unique stories. Before joining OutKick, Hookstead worked for the Daily Caller for seven years covering similar topics.

Hookstead is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.


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  1. It would have the potential of a TopGun 2 blockbuster … BUT the involvement of “Disney” will cost it among its core audience. “Disney” target audience of “misfit toys” these days is NOT The National Treasure audience.

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