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Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb is quickly gaining on us, and we have the latest (and probably last) trailer to the series' final entry. Enjoy below, at your leisure.
As promised, writers Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon, as well as stars Ben Stiller and the late Robin Williams, have delivered the third Night At The Museum. While it's not set in the Liberace museum as the writers cheekily suggested when first asked about the project, it is set in the British Museum. There, Larry Daley (Stiller) and his usual gang of museum exhibit pals will try and unlock the secret of the Egyptian tablet that makes all of the exhibits come to life.
MovieClips Trailers broke the preview recently, which promises to be the "final Night" for the moderately successful series. Whether it was planned that way in the beginning or not, it's probably for the best as Robin Williams and Mickey Rooney both passed before this film's release. While Rooney (as well as fellow returning guards Dick Van Dyke and Bill Cobbs) wasn't all integral to the overall story, Williams' depiction of Theodore Roosevelt was not only a lynch pin of the series, but also one of the best things to come out of it. Were he still with us, it would have been a great prospect to have him in a serious biopic of the 26th president.
In terms of new cast members, we see Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens looking rugged yet hysterical as Sir Lancelot. He both defeats a triceratops and snarks Stiller's Larry Daley for taking orders from a monkey in this preview, which makes his inclusion a welcome addition to the family. Sadly, Rebel Wilson's new guard character at The British Museum looks about as one note as Jonah Hill's surrogate in Night At The Museum: Battle Of The Smithsonian. The crucial difference is, her character seems way more awkward to be a running gag throughout the film. That, and you really can't beat the second film, as not only was Hank Azaria hysterical as the villainous Kahmunrah, but the scene that took place between Hill and Ben Stiller was actually pretty funny. You can see the trailer for the previous film below, showcasing both Hill and Azaria's performances.
Whether Night Of The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb ends up being as funny as Battle Of The Smithsonian or another weak tea entry like the 2006 original, will be determined when it's released in theaters on December 19, 2014.