USA Today got a first look at the new Ben Stiller movie, "Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian." Check it out!
"After 2006's 'Night at the Museum' pulled in nearly $575 million worldwide, director Shawn Levy wanted the inevitable sequel to step up the action.
He's more than pleased with the result: "Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian," out May 22. 'This movie has one of the best comedic casts ever assembled, the visual effects are mind-blowing, and the story is more emotional,' he says.
Once again, museum exhibits come to life, but this time at the Smithsonian in Washington, where filming included scenes shot at the National Air and Space Museum. The D.C. setting also filmed at the Lincoln Memorial — where Honest Abe will come to 'life.'
So will General Custer, Albert Einstein and a giant squid that befuddles Ben Stiller's Larry Daley as he searches for his pal museum pieces Octavius and Jedediah, who have been shipped there.
Daley, the former night museum security guard, has become a successful gadget company CEO. But he has lost his joy and wonderment at the world. 'He's' sort of lost his way,' Levy says. 'This movie is about reclaiming himself.'"
Stiller himself said how glad he was to be back for a second movie.
"I really had such a good time, and I liked this script — it's better than the first film. It's not just the comedy. It's the fantasy element," Stiller said.
Also returning for the sequel: Robin Williams, Dick Van Dyke, Owen Wilson and Ricky Gervais. Newcomers include Christopher Guest, Hank Azaria, Eugene Levy, Saturday Night Live's Bill Hader and Enchanted's Amy Adams, who plays famed aviator Amelia Earhart.
In this sequel, Adams (who plays Earhart) will be Stiller's (Daley) romance. Don't know how that will work since she isn't real...and what happened to the girl from the last movie who wanted to talk to Sacajawea? And will his son be back in this too?
We will have to see the movie and find out.
The big question is will there be a third "Night at the Museum?"
"There are rumblings of another installment," Levy says. "We would love to take this premise (further). But even to say there's a likely third film is premature. We're not going to jinx things."
More news to come! Catch ya' later!