During the latest Now You See Me 2 press tour, two-time Oscar-nominee Woody Harrelson (The People vs. Larry Flynt, The Messenger) was asked if he had any interest in appearing in a superhero movie.
"Big interest," Harrelson says right off the bat to Collider. "In fact, I would love to be a part of that Marvel universe." He then explains that he saw Deadpool a few days ago while he was on a plane, and he thought it was "phenomenal" and "the writing was great."
He then points out that Deadpool was written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the screenwriters behind the 2009 cult-hit he starred in, Zombieland.
THE FOUR HORSEMEN [Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Lizzy Caplan] return for a second mind-bending adventure, elevating the limits of stage illusion to new heights and taking them around the globe. One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public's adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, the illusionists resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than WALTER MABRY [Daniel Radcliffe], a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all.
The cast features Eisenberg as J. Daniel "Danny" Atlas, Mark Ruffalo as Dylan Rhodes, Harrelson as Merritt McKinney, Franco as Jack Wilder, Radcliffe as Walter Mabry, Caplan as Lula, Jay Chou as Li, Sanaa Lathan as Natalie Austin, Michael Caine as Arthur Tressler, Morgan Freeman as Thaddeus Bradley, and Henry Lloyd-Hughes as Allen Scott-Frank.
The film is directed by Jon M. Chu and written by Ed Solomon.
Now You See Me 2 will appear in theaters on June 10.