It has been announced that there will be a sequel to the movie ‘Olympus has fallen’ and it is going to be named ‘London has fallen’. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Gerrard Butler will reprise his role as US Secret Service agent Mike Banning in the sequel to the action blockbuster.
It has been also reported that in the sequel which will take place in UK, Agent Banning, the US President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives fly over to London to attend the British Prime Minister’s funeral.
Even Morgan Freeman and Aaron Eckhart will return for the sequel, however, it is reported that director Antoine Fuqua shall be replaced for the sequel.
The storyline for the sequel will be written by Katrin Benedikt and Creighton Rothenberger, the same writers behind ‘Olympus has fallen’.
Actresses Angela Bassett and Radna Mitchell have also been line up to cast in the film and the shooting for the sequel is scheduled to start in May 2014.
‘Olympus has Fallen’ had received mixed reviews when it was released, however, it was at the top at UK box office charts.
It also seems that the new film may be different from the original as a report claims that the sequel will be more of a buddy romp rather than an explosion fest.
I think it would be a bit of a relief to have some difference in the movies. However, do you really think that Olympus has Fallen required a sequel, or is it unnecessary?