Five years after Battle of the Smithsonian (and eight years after the first Night at the Museum), Ben Stiller will be stepping back into the role of night security guard Larry Daley this December for Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, the third and final installment in the series. Today, we’ve got the first images for the threequel, which Fox has released ahead of the film’s first trailer debut later this week.
As the images show, Larry is rejoined in this third installment by living museum exhibits Sacajawea (Mizuo Peck), Teddy Roosevelt (Robin Williams), Ahkmenrah (Rami Malek) and Attila the Hun (Patrick Gallagher), among others (expect big roles for Crystal the monkey, Owen Wilson’s Jedediah and Steve Coogan’s Octavius, as per usual). Additionally, Larry’s now-teenaged son Nick (Skyler Gisondo, replacing Jake Cherry) gets wrapped up in the action.
In Secret of the Tomb, Larry and the exhibits travel to the British Museum in London, hoping to learn why Ahkemenrah’s Egyptian Golden Tablet, which gives the exhibits life each night, has suddenly started to corrode. There, they encounter Ahkmenrah’s powerful father (Ben Kingsley), who created the tablet, in addition to a bewildered security guard (Rebel Wilson) and a nutty Sir Lancelot (Dan Stevens). According to director Shawn Levy, things get wild for the characters:
“We have brought museums to life, but we have never really explored the idea of taking the magic into the world. This movie really goes beyond the museum walls. We are out in London, on a double-decker bus, in Trafalgar Square. It’s a juicy idea we haven’t explored.”
Also expect this new film to send the characters off in grand fashion – Levy and Stiller approached it as a final installment, with Levy stating, “These remain the most successful movies that Ben and I have ever done. Ultimately, in some ways, this is about saying goodbye to a franchise which has been career defining for both of us.”
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb opens December 19th.
Source: USA Today