Gerard Butler (300, Gods of Egypt) as Mike Banning can’t seem to get away from danger as a third installment of the worldwide hit film franchise, Olympus Has Fallen has been greenlit by Millenium Films which will be titled “Angel Has Fallen.”
Deadline is reporting that Olympus/London Has Fallen screenwriters Katrin Benedikt and Creighton Rothenberger are returning to script Angel Has Fallen, but a director has yet to be formally attached to the project. That is expected to change within the foreseeable future, what with Millennium planning to begin production on Angel Has Fallen within the first half of 2017. That would put the threequel on-course to arrive near the end of the first quarter (or the beginning of the second quarter) of 2018, similar to the release pattern of its predecessors.
The Deadline report doesn’t mention if any other Olympus/London Has Fallen cast members will be returning in Angel Has Fallen alongside Butler. However, the potential involvement of Air Force One as either the main setting and/or a key plot device in Mike Banning’s next adventure suggests that Mike’s longtime buddy, (now, former?) U.S. president Benjamin Asher will be back in action here. Morgan Freeman as Speaker-turned VP Allan Trumball made it out of both Olympus and London still alive, so chances are good that he too will play some role in Angel.
Source: ScreenRant, Deadline