For me Olympus Has Fallen was a completely forgettable movie, but evidently for Hollywood it was a film where you make a sequel and that’s because it made money. We have our first look at that sequel, London Has Fallen, and it features Gerard Butler returning as entirely forgetable Agent Mike Banning. He’s beating someone up.
In the sequel Banning is accompanying the President (Aaron Eckhart) to London when everything starts blowing up all over the place. You can read the full plot below, but it’s basically the same as the first one except this time people will say football instead of soccer. Sadly, Antoine Fuqua isn’t returning to direct as he’s the one that probably saved the original, but Babak Najafi is taking over and his Easy Money films were on point.
London will fall on January 22, 2016, which is a delay from the film’s original release date of Fall 2015. That’s always a good sign.[via Empire]
The sequel to the worldwide smash hit “Olympus Has Fallen,” a non-stop, suspenseful action thriller that delivers high-octane excitement through a heightened sense of authenticity. The visceral intensity springs from a timely premise: after the British Prime Minister passes away, his funeral becomes a target of a terrorist organization to destroy some of the world’s most powerful leaders, devastate the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The only hope of stopping it rests on the shoulders of the President of the United States (Aaron Eckhart) and his formidable Secret Service head (Gerard Butler), and an English MI-6 agent (Charlotte Riley) who rightly trusts no one. Morgan Freeman also stars as the Vice President of the United States.