Just yesterday, we brought you new shots from Fox’s upcoming trilogy topper Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb, and now the first trailer for the December release has arrived, promising patient fans of the franchise (which last reared its head in theaters circa 2009) a fittingly spectacular and eventful finale.
This time around, night security guard Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) brings his motley crew of living exhibits to the British Museum in London when Ahkmenrah’s (Rami Malek) Golden Tablet begins to decay, threatening to end the magic that brings the exhibits to life each night. Teaming with Teddy Roosevelt (Robin Williams), Sacagewea (Mizuo Peck), Attila the Hun (Patrick Gallagher), Octavius (Steve Coogan) and Jedediah (Owen Wilson), Larry seeks out the counsel of a powerful pharaoh (Ben Kingsley), who created the tablet and is also Ahkmenrah’s father.
Dan Stevens, Rebel Wilson, Ricky Gervais, Skyler Gisondo, Mickey Rooney (in his last film role), Dick Van Dyke, Bill Cobbs and Rachael Harris all also have roles in Secret of the Tomb. Looking at the first trailer for the film, only Stevens and Wilson are seen entering the fray – and though Wilson, playing a security guard inadvertently brought in on the magic of the tablet, is mangling what she appears to think is a suitable British accent, Stevens at least looks to be having a good time with his chivalrous Sir Lancelot.
This franchise has been a colossal success for Fox, director Shawn Levy and Stiller, so much so that it’s surprising that Secret of the Tomb is being viewed as the last film in the series. Of course, Levy and Stiller have busy schedules, and the star-studded cast of these movies must make it hard to pull entries together, but considering that the first two films grossed almost $1 billion worldwide, it must have been hard to convince Fox that a trilogy was the right move for Night at the Museum.
We’ll find out what Levy and Stiller have up their sleeves for Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb when the threequel opens on December 19th.