The cast and creative team behind the upcoming National Treasure: Edge Of History series made the announcement at San Diego Comic-Con in July that the format will offer exactly the kind of globetrotting adventure that the movies Das Legacy of the Knights Templar” and “Legacy of the Secret Book” once made it so popular. So we can look forward to a classic scavenger hunt around the world again.
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But the big question is, of course, will Nicolas Cage also take part in the series and slip into the role of Ben Gates again? That’s a point made by series executive producer Marianne Wibberly in a conversation with CinemaBlend answered as follows:
“The series is an expansion. It’s an expansion of the universe set 17 years later. Peter Sadusky (Harvey Keitel) is 17 years older. Riley Poole (Justin Bartha) has published two other books and hosts a podcast. Ben Gates (Nicolas Cage) is a big one Rockstar in this world. He’s a treasure hunterRockstar. He’s not IN the show. We’re sorry. We’re still trying to win him over to something. But do you know? It’s still the same. It’s just a younger cast, and we have cameos from characters from the films, but a young cast with female-centric stories.”
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While fans’ hearts bleed a little, it kind of makes sense that Nicolas Cage most likely won’t be a part of National Treasure: Edge Of History Season 1. After all, the first thing to do is to establish the new series with its own cast – from this perspective, much more can then develop in the future.
The Disney+ series is not lacking in star power anyway. In addition to the aforementioned Harvey Keitel and Justin Bartha, Lisette Alexis (the series protagonist), Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lyndon Smith, Jake Austin Walker and Jordan Rodrigues also join the cast. It’s safe to assume that Zeta-Jones will be busy making life difficult for the new generation of treasure hunters.
It is not yet clear when exactly “National Treasure: Edge Of History” will be released. Sometime next year, the series will be available on Disney+. Until then, we can still play with the idea of how it would be if Nicolas Cage eventually returned to the series as treasure hunter Ben Gates. After all, there have been rumors about a third part of the “Legacy” series for years. In any case, integrating Cage into an existing streaming series is a conceivable way to rush Cage around the world again.
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