As many films do, a quick suggestion that there is more story to be told is left near the end of the movie. This happens in National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets where Gates is after the Journal that lays out all of US History’s cover ups.
The President urges Gates to read Page 47, and we the viewers are then kept in the dark. Will this be the basis of the third film?
/Film quotes National Treasure 3 writers Doug Miro and Carlo Bernard regarding the secretive page:
“We were asked to start there [when writing the third film], so that is where we’ll start. The plan is to start from what’s on Page 47. The idea of the Book of Secrets is spectacular. It’s a great idea. The second movie sort of introduced it and used it as the center of the movie, so it is smart to make the third movie ‘okay, what treasure hunt will come out of the book of secrets’, which is kind of what the end of the movie started.”
I really like the idea of keeping everything connected. Gates’ passion for uncovering secrets will no doubt nag at him as Page 47 likely tells of another treasure or secret.
This secret is rumoured to take them back before the forefathers to their European roots.