After sitting idle for 15 years, all systems go for the National Treasure franchise once again, with the Disney Plus sequel series edge of history recently confirmed for a December 14 premiere.
Not only that, but producer Jerry Bruckheimer also indicated that a script for a third feature film would be on the way to star Nicolas Cage sooner rather than later, even if the actor seemed to be operating under the assumption that he would never get the part. chance to play Ben Gates again on the big screen.
The creative team behind edge of history They’ve hardly been shy about admitting they’d like nothing more than to have Cage for a cameo or bigger supporting role, and in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, writer/executive producer Cormac Wibberly admitted he’s already been dreaming of replicating the dynamic. between Tom Holland’s Peter Parker and Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark that worked so well in the Marvel Cinematic Universe spider-man: homecoming.
“That’s basically how we would see the relationship if Ben Gates ever showed up. She’s basically Peter Parker to him and he’d be like, ‘My God, that’s Ben Gates! What should I do?’ This is our universe. We’d love to bring in any of the other veterans if we have another season. We have roles for all of them.”
Star Lisette Olivera steps into some intimidating shoes as she replaces an Academy Award winner who headlined a pair of blockbusters that combined to amass over $800 million at the box office as she became the new face of National Treasureso it makes perfect sense that any hypothetical meeting with Cage’s Gates in the future would leave her in awe of her hero.
edge of history looking to channel the MCU isn’t something we expected to hear, but it’s a smart approach if the cards fall the way everyone wants, leading to Cage’s return in potential future seasons.