After years of wondering and speculating over the possibility of a third National Treasure movie, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced that a third National Treasure movie is still possible. When I was in school, I did not like history class. However, my opinion began to change after watching "National Treasure" and "National Treasure: Book of Secrets."

Those two films drew me in, as I watched Ben, Abigail, and Riley search for clues and discover treasures.

It's been nearly 12 years since the last chapter opened in theaters. Both films earned more than $800 million worldwide. Since then, fans have been dying for more.

National Treasure franchise is a dream come true

These films drew in the moviegoers. The franchise gave you interesting characters, humor, and plenty of action. Cinema Blend was the first to report that Bob Iger spoke to shareholders at the Walt Disney Company's 2019 Annual Meeting about a potential third film.

Iger has spoken with producer Jerry Bruckheimer about another film but agreed that the time is not right, and the studio is still working on the creative matters.

This is great news. Nicolas Cage previously spoke about the franchise and said that writing the scripts is a challenge because you are writing about history and have to make sure everything is correct. Cage is also an ambassador.

Rush Hour crew also wanting to start production

What is going on with National Treasure is the same situation that the Rush Hour franchise is facing.

"Rush Hour 3" hit theaters 12 years ago, just like "National Treasure: Book of Secrets." Both Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan have spoken about wanting a "Rush Hour 4." They both want to take it slowly and make sure it's the best they can do. Are they really rushing it, if it's been a decade?

If Disney does move forward with another chapter in the National Treasure franchise, they must bring back the original cast.

"Book of Secrets" left us on a cliffhanger, making us want to know what's on page 47. Fans, as well as the character, Riley, are dying to know what's on page 47. Ss it the truth of the JFK assassination or possibly a map to an even bigger treasure? While we wait, we can go back and re-watch the first two films. Nicolas Cage is willing to reprise his role, which is a good sign, but none of the other cast has spoken up about returning to the franchise.

With the acquisition of 21st Century Fox, Disney will have more movie-making resources than ever, not to mention a shiny new streaming service launching later this year.

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