This is not a drill. I leave my desk for one afternoon and there it is: National Treasure 3 is in development, for real. Sequestered within an article about Bad Boys 4, The Hollywood Reporter relayed the news that Chris Bremner, one of that film’s writers, is also attached to pen National Treasure’s third installment. Of course, this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, as We Got This Covered told you months ago that the movie was in development, but it’s certainly exciting to hear.
After all, many a rumour has sifted through various outlets and many a dashed hope through internet message boards ever since the last outing in the franchise released more than 12 years ago. But now, for the first time, those message boards have had their faith repaid, and here are some of the Twittersphere’s more exulted reactions.
@DoDaFoo makes the bold claim that National Treasure 3 represents the best film news of the year.
If National Treasure 3 really happens, then I've already received the best movie news of the year.
— Brian Hanzel (@DoDaFoo) January 17, 2020
It’s good, but there’s a long way to go.
Dialing back from a judgement of the entire year, @BreidyTV salutes the disclosure with the modest joy of a single day.
National Treasure 3 is finally being made and I don’t think my day can get any better pic.twitter.com/yTRyMdOkJn
— Brendan Reidy (@BreidyTV) January 17, 2020
Good to see you’re enjoying yourself. Don’t celebrate by doing what Nicholas Cage says he’ll do in that gif. Your day might get significantly worse.
@Whos_Nick doubles down on the previous tweet with another of Cage’s more outlandish National Treasure quotes.
National Treasure 3 back in the works? Finally! pic.twitter.com/wAr0T0qRoq
— Nicholas Whitcomb (@Whos_Nick) January 17, 2020
I’m not 100% sure what penalty stealing the Declaration of Independence would incur, but I’m 100% sure what penalty kidnapping the President would incur. Even if it is that President. For requisite advice, see above.
Meanwhile, @Alexayyyyyy continues the gif theme with the most emotional response of the bunch.
They are officially making a National Treasure 3 and I’m so happy I could cry pic.twitter.com/gA8SyXdzNY
— Alexei Candreva (@Alexayyyyyy) January 17, 2020
Is that even possible? Would that be a crime? Definitely do not leave your answers to those rhetorical questions in the comments.
Here are a few more just for good measure, as well:
Disney: Announces “National Treasure 3” is going to be made.
— Sarah Razner (@misssarahrazner) January 17, 2020
They are making a National Treasure 3. THEY ARE MAKING NATIONAL TREASURE 3. Today is better than the day my nephew was born. THAT is how much I love National Treasure.
— haley (@haley_joyce) January 17, 2020
When Disney finally announces ‘National Treasure 3’… pic.twitter.com/TXNUMTNegd
— Lights, Camera, Pod (@LightsCameraPod) January 17, 2020
— Joe Money (@MoneyMan950) January 17, 2020
Crossover NATIONAL TREASURE 3 with INDIANA JONES 5 you idiots, you absolute cowards
— Vinnie Mancuso (@VinnieMancuso1) January 17, 2020
— Charlie R-IG-11-Y (@charlieridgely) January 17, 2020
When’s National Treasure 3 coming out and who will it star, nobody knows yet. Nobody except Disney. But it is in the production queue and if people are this buzzed about the prospect of its existence, then they might just explode when it actually comes out.