‘Night at the Museum 3′ On The Way?

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With the huge box office success of the first two Night at the Museum movies (they’ve brought in almost $1 billion!) it’s absolutely no surprise that the studio would bring us a third installment. And I’d be surprised if we didn’t see Night at the Museum 3 sooner rather than later.

Access Hollywood recently caught up with Thomas Lennon, who was the co-writer of the first two films alongside his former The State co-star, Ben Garant, and Lennon talked about a third installment. Lennon didn’t say outright that a third Night at the Museum was on the way, but he strongly hinted at it:

“How could you not? I think it’s a really outstanding idea to do ‘Night at the Museum 3,’ in fact… I wonder if someone’s not even already working on a script for that… I cannot confirm that for a fact, but I cannot deny it for a fact either… It might be in the works.”

Hinting even further at a third film, Lennon revealed “a real quick spoiler” by saying that the movie is (not MIGHT be, but IS) set in the Liberace Museum, accompanied by a smile. Was he joking?… I’m assuming things are currently in the idea stages, but also that the studio is interested in getting the ball rolling on this as soon as possible – no matter WHAT the story is (read: they’re confident it’ll bank serious money no matter what it’s about).

So what could Night at the Museum 3 entail as far as historical figures coming to life? Well, they’ll certainly have to think hard as a lot of figures have already made appearances, ranging from Abraham Lincoln (at least in statue form), Amelia Earhart and Teddy Roosevelt to Attila the Hun, Napoleon and General Custer. Perhaps we might see Sigmund Freud get some jokes in there that adults could enjoy while the kids are laughing at the slapstick. Or what about bringing Genghis Khan to life? A savage figure but I’m sure they would figure out a way to make him part of the slapstick that the franchise is known for.

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Whatever the story, location or new characters that we get in Night at the Museum 3, I suspect we’ll definitely see Ben Stiller return. I also hope we see Amy Adams return as Amelia Earhart (easily one of the best parts of the franchise so far) and Robin Williams as Teddy Roosevelt. I enjoyed the first film but the second was very “meh” for me (it proved bigger isn’t necessarily better). I can’t say I’m really excited for another installment but then, there are worse films on the way.

Are you excited about the idea of another Night at the Museum? Which famous historical figures would you like to see brought to life this time around?

Source: Access Hollywood

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  1. come on give me a break. This is another example of a franchise that started off great and is justed trying to milk the name. The 2nd movie really was not neccessary and turned out to be quite a mess in my mind; I loved the 1st. The 3rd will likely get w little more worse. I dont think that Ben Stiller should return. I mean the guy is a brilliant comedic actor and he can find a better role with a better movie. he doesnt need to comprise his artistic integrity with movies like these. This would be liek if JOe Pechie stayed on for HOme Alone 3

  2. They should continue the series. The first was very good, the 2nd could have been better but the premise (a museum where the figures come alive at night) is prime for a series of movies. I know many people don't like Ben Stiller but I think the man's funny; and does anyone else think that he has the body to play an action star (Tropic Thunder)? Actually, they don't have to always use Stiller. The beauty of this premise is that the former caretaker can train the new one. This could go on for a long time in the right hands.

  3. The Second movie was painfully stupid. The only good thign about it was the stunning Amy Adams as Amelia. I hope the third one has a much better Script. The Pharohs lisp made me want to claw my ears off.

  4. I for one hope that Teddy Roosevelt makes absolutely no appearance in this movie, if it happens. In real life, Teddy Roosevelt was one of the biggest a-holes history has ever seen, and it tears me up to see movies like this continue to glorify that SOB and further portray the stereotype that he was actually a good, decent man. If by some chance they have Teddy Roosevelt's character become the main antagonist, that is a different story, because in my opinion, Teddy Roosevelt will only ever be an antagonist.

    Hey! Maybe they could have Ben Stiller's character run for office, and have Teddy persuade voters to not vote for him because he doesn't support each and every one of his political ideas! That's a good idea! Or maybe they could have a scene where Teddy kills endangered animals in Africa, like he did in real life! I have just given two possible plots for this movie.

    No. Please, no Theodore Roosevelt. I hate that man.

  5. Maybe you should read some history. Teddy Roosevelt was an avid environmentalist. Without Teddy, many of the national parks and monuments would be dams, farmland, or mines. He fought to make places like Yosemite free from the influence of man and to preserve it for all generations-including the wild life. Yes, the man was a hunter, an avid hunter, but that does not make him an evil man. He had a great respect for the natural world. If you've ever visited a national park and appreciated the wild, untamed beauty of it, you can thank Teddy Roosevelt for that. I don't know where you got your information from, but you are WRONG.

  6. maybe YOU should read some History. I got my information from many books that didn't try to sugar-coat the legacy of Teddy Roosevelt like everybody else in America seems to do. Although everything you said might be true, you left out the parts where he created the bull-moose party in an incredibly self-centered and cruel attempt to sabotage William Howard Taft during the election of 1912. In this act, he also ruined the chances of my favorite politician Robert La Follette from being elected president, as well as a few other men, despite the fact that he knew from the beginning he had no chance of winning. He was also a racist (the Brownsville Affair), a hypocrite, a man who blew his service with the war completely out of proportion to make himself give off the appearance of a brave and courageous man, and lastly you might want to google the “Simplified Spelling board”. I don't need to say any more than that.

    Keep in mind, never did I say Teddy Roosevelt was a bad president (he certainly wasn't a great one, though). All I was saying is that morally, from a personality stand point, Teddy Roosevelt was not a very nice, fair or decent man. His ego and self-satisfaction were severely bloated out of size and he would do anything in his power to get his way no matter what, because he considered himself to be a genius. He ruined the chances of many politicians just as good as himself so he could get where he wanted in life. He was ruthless to those who didn't see eye to eye with him to everything, and didn't think twice about using his american status to stomp all over them

    Now, I am going to stop talking about this. This is a movie website for God's sake. I shouldn't have even brought it up.

  7. If they do a third film (I'm still hoping they dont but then again I'm the only person on teh planet who didn;t like the first 2) they gotta gte away from focusing the plt around the tablet. Having the tablet as a movie prop or refernece is fine but this last one felt like they were tryingh hard to squeeze more magic out of the tablet.

    A 3rd one could be good if they'd do something like have a special attarction vsiisting teh museum that brings with its ome kind of bad eveil mojo like you;d see in Hellboy. now I know they'll never go that far because it would step outside their targeted market but they could still do this but with a less scary monster.

    Definately something without a lisp or other speech impedeament.

  8. If they do a third film (I'm still hoping they dont but then again I'm the only person on teh planet who didn;t like the first 2) they gotta gte away from focusing the plt around the tablet. Having the tablet as a movie prop or refernece is fine but this last one felt like they were tryingh hard to squeeze more magic out of the tablet.

    A 3rd one could be good if they'd do something like have a special attarction vsiisting teh museum that brings with its ome kind of bad eveil mojo like you;d see in Hellboy. now I know they'll never go that far because it would step outside their targeted market but they could still do this but with a less scary monster.

    Definately something without a lisp or other speech impedeament.

  9. I’d love to see Amy Adams come back as Amelia Earhart!! She was my favorite character by a long shot in either of the movies, so I’ll be immensely disappointed if a third comes out and she’s not in it. Honestly she was the highlight of the second film, and the rest of it was pretty lukewarm for me.

  10. Amelia Earhart again!!!!!!!!!! Amy Adams was incredibly magnificient ! I loved both 1 & 2 , 2 being my favorite,

  11. I liked the first two Night at the Museum films. Whether or not the third will be really good, I can’t wait to see it!

  12. Looking forward to seeing part 3. My children and I loved pt 1 & 2. These movies are fun and exciting to watch. We hope there is a part 3.

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