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'National Treasure' franchise director wants to make a third movie, but fears it would only appear on Disney's new streaming service

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Jose Rhoades
Aug 07, 2018 13:57
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"National Treasure" director Jon Turteltaub said there are no definite plans for a third movie in the franchise, but he believes if it ever happens the movie would likely be on Disney's upcoming streaming service and not be a theatrical release.

He explained to Business Insider why that is his biggest fear.

Before Disney got obsessed with superhero movies and "Star Wars," the studio had a strong interest in making family-friendly action movies.

One of its surprise moneymakers in the aughts was the Nicolas Cage-starring action franchise "National Treasure."

Both the 2004 original and 2007 "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" earned over $300 million worldwide (over $450 million for the sequel) and were the second highest grossing movies domestically in both years for Disney.

But a third movie featuring the antics of Cage's part-historian, part-Indiana-Jones character Benjamin Franklin Gates have been pushed aside for years.

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